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Quandary and the Squeee

Discussion in 'Meet Up' started by Craigcrow, Jul 27, 2019.

  1. Craigcrow

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    Anyone interested in doing some swell canyons in a week or 2? I’m thinking either August 2-3 or a week later?


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  3. Craigcrow

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    That’s totally an option, I have the basic tools for pothole escape ibis hooks and potshots. And some pothole experience plus I’m 6’6”, which is often very helpful. I’ll be in touch because I’m heading down to the canyons every week I’ll let you know what’s up


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  4. ratagonia

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    Wow. Tends to be super hot down there. With Cedar gnats and Yellow flies. Both of those canyons are super fun when wet, less so when dry...

    Jus' sayin...

    When is the best time for these canyons?

    After you are sure it rained.
    But the usual Swell season is up to May 15th, and after Sept 15th. Otherwise too hot, and the bugs can be horrible.

    Tom
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  5. Scott Patterson

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    Tom is right that those canyons are miserably hot if they are dry. A lot of the stuff in the Swell is wet now, though I don't know about the Hidden Spendor area. Did it get hit by the recent storms?
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  6. Craigcrow

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    I’m not sure does anybody else know?


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  7. ratagonia

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    It should be noted that, in the Swell in particular, all weather is local*. These canyons have small collection zones and it takes a direct hit. So finding one canyon full (as people did in Eardley this last weekend) does not tell you anything about Quandary or the Squeeze.

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    To quote that famous canyoneer of olde, Tip O'Neill.
  8. Scott Patterson

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    Yes. It was more than Eardley that got hit though. The entire Eastern Reef from just south of I-70 to around Goblin Valley got hit. Lots of water around Temple Mountain. Hanksville only got 0.06 inches of rain though, so it was certainly hit and miss. Based on this, is guess there is a 50/50 chance that the Squeeze/Quandary was hit. Hard to say.

    It was hit and miss at home as well. Our house only got a few drops, but we went up to to Monument on the weekend and there were washed out trails, lots of mud on the trails and in the canyons, and lots of mud and sand on the highway.
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