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by Steve Allen

  • Author: Steve Allen
  • ISBN: 0874804671
  • ISBN13: 978-0874804676
  • ePub: 1200 kb | FB2: 1527 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: United States
  • Publisher: University of Utah Press; 1st edition (January 9, 2002)
  • Pages: 248
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 613
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Canyoneering 2: Technical Loop Hikes in Southern Utah ePub download

Canyoneering 2. Technical Loop Hikes in Southern Utah. Canyoneering 2: Technical Loop Hikes is a guide to seven, week-long backpack trips into some for the most unspoiled and least-visited areas in the Utah section of the Colorado Plateau

Canyoneering 2. Canyoneering 2: Technical Loop Hikes is a guide to seven, week-long backpack trips into some for the most unspoiled and least-visited areas in the Utah section of the Colorado Plateau. Every hike contains the four essentials of a great canyoneering route: spectacular canyons, intimate narrows, big views, and physical challenge. Although the routes are difficult, newcomers to the canyons will also find detailed information here that can be used to plan less demanding excursions.

Canyoneering 2: Technical Loop Hikes is a guide to seven, week-long backpack trips into some for the most unspoiled and least-visited areas in the Utah section of the Colorado Plateau. Although the routes are difficult, newcomers to the canyons will also find detailed information here that can be used to plan less demanding excursions

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Canyoneering 2: Technical Loop Hikes is a guide to seven, week-long backpack trips into some for the most unspoiled and least-visited areas in the Utah section of the Colorado Plateau. Every hike contains the four essentials of a great canyoneering route: spectacular canyons, intimate narrows, big views, and physical challenge. Although the routes are difficult, newcomers to the canyons will also find detailed information here that can be used to plan less demanding excursions. Hikes include Muddy Creek in the San Rafael Swell, Dirty Devil North, Dirty Devil South, Dark Canyon, White Canyon, Escalante East, and Escalante South. For experienced canyoneers.

Fararala
excellent book
Zainian
Just received my copy of this excellent guide, so I went out and tested portions of the routes described. Very useful stuff, not necessarily for doing exactly what he writes about but using it to kind of shape your own adventure based on the choke-points and water sources he identifies.
Skunk Black
Edited 10/28/2010:

Looks like this book is back in stock at $17.95. That's good news. Previously sellers were asking over $100 for a copy...

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Original Post:

I've been enjoying the backcountry of Utah for 25+ years. It's always nice to read new guide books like those of Steve Allen & Michael Kelsey to garner new ideas for our next Utah trip. However, I wouldn't pay $100+ for any guidebook.

I currently have Canyoneering 2 checked out from the local library. It appears to have seen little use. I've read through much of it finding that I've done sections of most of the hikes described. I agree with the early poster that many of these hikes can be broken up into smaller, more manageable sections. Unfortunately, few of us have a week at a time to spend in the wilderness.

If you have enjoyed the other guidebooks from Steve or Michael you should also enjoy this one. However, it's certainly not worth more than $20-$30 even if it is out of print! There must be some greedy and/or poor hikers out there trying to save enough for one of Steve's week-long excursions!

Here are the loop hikes described in Canyoneering 2:

Muddy Creek area of the San Rafael Swell (The Chute)
The Northern Dirty Devil area (The Robbers Roost, Larry Canyon, & No Mans Canyon)
The Southern Dirty Devil area (Happy Canyon)
Dark Canyon/Bowdie Canyon
White Canyon (Long & Gravel Canyons)
Escalante Eastern area (The Gulch, Wolverine & Little Death Hollow Canyons, & Silver Falls Creek Canyon)
Escalante Southern area (Coyote Gulch & Stevens Canyons)
Black_Hawk_Down.
This book has a lot of good information in it.

The two problems with the book are that with the exception of the hike, Escalante South, the rest of the loops cross well-used roads. What is the point of carrying a pack for a week while crossing well-used roads, especially if the author fails to explain that nearly all points on the loop can easily be reached by dayhikes?

A second dislike is that the author also takes you some less interesting sections of some canyons in expense of some of the really great sections of the same canyon or nearby ones.

If you want to use this book to it's fullest potential, make sure to get off the paint-by-numbers route and explore some on your own. Make sure to go over the maps and realize that the areas in the book don't usually get that far from the roads.
Sharpbinder
This is an excellent book for the more hardcore backpackers out there. The loops described are a lot of fun, and provide access to spectacular views plus a chance to explore true wilderness. As for bringing too many people... after going on several of the hikes, I must admit we were hard pressed to find footprints less than a year or two old along the tracks, if any at all. Enjoy!
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