Grand Staircase Exploration
This will be a series of day hikes to highpoints in the Grand Staircase of the Escalante. Day 1 we will drive to our camping base between Boulder and Escalante, Utah (~7 hour drive). Days 2 4 will be slickrock hikes to Boulder Benchmark/Point 6,507, Phipps Arch via Old Sheffield Road TH, McGrath Point and perhaps Inselberg Pit (aka Cosmic Navel). Return on 04/28/23.
4WD. No dogs. Limit 10. Details on carpooling/what to bring, etc. to be discussed.
RSVP Rich Butler 609-532-6949 firstname.lastname@example.org
SO! outings are limited to members and guests who are fully Covid vaccinated and boosted.
Meeting Place: Durango Rec Center 8:00 am or TBD
Difficulty Info: Hard, Class 3 scrambling in spots. Elevation gain/loss ~ 1,850 ft/day
8 to 12 miles per day.
Pace will be Moderate to Brisk. Route finding over slickrock will be required.