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Parunuweap Canyon Beta?

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Parunuweap Canyon Beta?

Post by scotticus on Fri 16 Nov 2012, 6:32 pm

Has anyone here ever hiked it or paddled it even? Im looking to paddle it with another packrafter in a few months with 60 to 100 cfs. I read a blog about someone hiking this slot canyon at 48 cfs. He showed one unrunable 15 footer he scrambled over. I was looking for more info on hazards and exit routes. It looks like it might be a really fun adventure float if runnable. The early spring base flows for 2010 were 70 to 80 cfs. 2011 (a very wet year) 80 to 150 cfs. And 2012 (a very dry year) was 60 to 70 cfs. I'm hoping that it will be like the Lower Black Box which was 99% paddleable at 50 cfs last March. I also want to do some exploring of Kanab Creek and the Paria into the Grand Canyon in March and then head back up to Zions in April.

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Re: Parunuweap Canyon Beta?

Post by scotticus on Fri 16 Nov 2012, 10:58 pm

Looks like the lower part of Parunuweap Canyon is closed as a natural research area. Which is fine, it has the lessor if the scenery as the canyon opens up there. That would also mean that we wont have to down climb some waterfalls. We can hike up out of the canyon right before the falls to Checkerboard Mesa. The upper stretch that we will try running is called The Barracks. http://www.citrusmilo.com/zionguide/barracks.cfm

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Re: Parunuweap Canyon Beta?

Post by dman on Sun 18 Nov 2012, 10:53 am

I would love to do this, I have been wanting to get a packraft forever. Maybe this spring. I have lots of friends that do quite a bit of canyoneering up there that could give us some beta on the trip. i started that barracks hike last spring but got run out by deer flies and had no repellant.

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Re: Parunuweap Canyon Beta?

Post by LarryS on Mon 19 Nov 2012, 11:27 am

We backpacked down the canyon about 20 yrs ago. The waterfall that was mentioned isn't runnable. A rope would be a good idea to help get your gear down. I don't remember anything else in the canyon that would be a problem. It's a beautiful canyon. It's like the narrows and main Zions canyon without any people.

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