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Paria river backpack

Starting out in the evening at the White Pass trailhead for the Paria
Starting out in the evening at the White Pass trailhead for the Paria
Pleasant evening light in the first few miles of the Paria
Pleasant evening light in the first few miles of the Paria
Oct 2016 Utah Paria river Our first camp
Oct 2016 Utah Paria river Our first camp
Second day and the Paria canyon narrows....
Second day and the Paria canyon narrows....
Paria canyon
Paria canyon
Paria canyon
Paria canyon
This is the 'slide' on the Paria just above its confluence with Buckskin Gulch
This is the 'slide' on the Paria just above its confluence with Buckskin Gulch
We left our backpacks at the confluence and hiked up Buckskin Gulch
We left our backpacks at the confluence and hiked up Buckskin Gulch
Buckskin Gulch
Buckskin Gulch
Snake in Buckskin Gulch
Snake in Buckskin Gulch
Back in the Paria which is wider than Buckskin but with more water
Back in the Paria which is wider than Buckskin but with more water
An alcove on the Paria
An alcove on the Paria
Paria canyon
Paria canyon
Camp 2 cooking
Camp 2 cooking
An area called the goosenecks of the Paria
An area called the goosenecks of the Paria
Paria canyon
Paria canyon
Paria canyon
Paria canyon
The canyon widened a little to allow more sun in!
The canyon widened a little to allow more sun in!
Paria canyon
Paria canyon
Paria canyon
Paria canyon
'Adams pump' which was in 1938 to be used to pump water up to the plateau but never functioned
'Adams pump' which was in 1938 to be used to pump water up to the plateau but never functioned
A side trip up lush Wrather canyon
A side trip up lush Wrather canyon
Wrather canyon datura
Wrather canyon datura
Wrather canyon arch
Wrather canyon arch
Wrather canyon
Wrather canyon
Drying mud!
Drying mud!
Back in the Paria
Back in the Paria
Rock art
Rock art
Paria canyon
Paria canyon
Paria canyon
Paria canyon
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Oct 2016 Utah Paria river Our camp at the last good springs on the Paria with 15 miles to the Colorado at 'Lee's Ferry'
Oct 2016 Utah Paria river Our camp at the last good springs on the Paria with 15 miles to the Colorado at 'Lee's Ferry'
The next morning the river rose a couple of meters and turned chocolate with mud, silt and branches...flash flood!
The next morning the river rose a couple of meters and turned chocolate with mud, silt and branches...flash flood!
We were lucky to be camped high above the river and to be through the narrowest part of the Paria canyon
We were lucky to be camped high above the river and to be through the narrowest part of the Paria canyon
We set up some sticks to monitor the height of the river -which was now uncrossable
We set up some sticks to monitor the height of the river -which was now uncrossable
A raven looks on thoughtfully...
A raven looks on thoughtfully...
After a couple of hours we hike onwards with some bushwacking on the willow banks to stay out of the river
After a couple of hours we hike onwards with some bushwacking on the willow banks to stay out of the river
Hiking down on flats above the river for a while
Hiking down on flats above the river for a while
Some sapling cottonwoods
Some sapling cottonwoods
Cowboy graffitti
Cowboy graffitti
We were forced to climb high above the riverside cliffs to avoid a river crossing
We were forced to climb high above the riverside cliffs to avoid a river crossing
It got super hot and found a little shelter under a rock
It got super hot and found a little shelter under a rock
Someone else had done this a long time ago as there was a sheep petroglyph!
Someone else had done this a long time ago as there was a sheep petroglyph!
Brian beside the sheep in the shade
Brian beside the sheep in the shade
Open slopes above the Paria river
Open slopes above the Paria river
Our camp at 'Wilson ranch' which we hoped would have a spring but it was dry
Our camp at 'Wilson ranch' which we hoped would have a spring but it was dry
Hiking out to the confluence the next morning
Hiking out to the confluence the next morning
Exiting the Paria near Lee's Ferry
Exiting the Paria near Lee's Ferry
Made it to Lee's Ferry then down to Marble lodge for a long hitchhike!
Made it to Lee's Ferry then down to Marble lodge for a long hitchhike!