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Candyland Canyon (Maggie's Ghost)

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by Scott Patterson, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. Scott Patterson

    Scott Patterson

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    Today Justin Kuhn, Shaylee, Kessler, and I and I went to the slot canyon near Baggs Wyoming. It is a very weird slot canyon that goes under ground for several sections. This time we had a camera and also completed one of the underground sections that we skipped last time. It was a good day.

    Last time we referred to the canyon as Maggie's Ghost after Maggie Baggs, but the kids want to change the name of the canyon to Candyland, which may be a better name.

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  3. yetigonecrazy1

    yetigonecrazy1 yeti in the jungle

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    Interesting canyon, thanks for sharing the pictures! From just the photos, my guess is the underground sections may be hardened debris flows that have been washed down from the hillside above and then bored through by heavy rain events? What do you think? Either way, cool feature, good find!
  4. Scott Patterson

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    I think it is formed by collapsible soil and rock layers. While they make for interesting features and formation, they are a nightmare for road and building construction. That's why some of the highways in the region have "roller coaster" sections. Even I-70 between Grand Junction and Rifle has some of these as well.
  5. a.c

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    Nice. It looks like a more dramatic version of a similarly eroded formation near Red Well (Escalant) that I've had to rescue cattle out of.
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