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2004 Slickhorn Days 0 & 1

Slickhorn Canyon - Cedar Mesa, Utah
Days 0 & 1

Day 0: March 22:
Explore arms of "Point & Look" canyon (East Slickhorn)/ Camp at head of Access No. 4.

Day 1: March 23:
Head down Access #4 to mouth of Slickhorn. Hike up Slickhorn to mouth of Access #2.

Eric - Coming Down Slickhorn Access Canyon No. 4

Photos titles ending in "b" are by Bill; in "r" by Roger; and, in "s" by Shelby.

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Date(s): March 2004. Album by Cascade Bill. Photos by WHM/ Shelby/ Roger. 1 - 70 of 70 Total. 1351 Visits.
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Shelby checks out an old pickup bed that had been used as a stock pond near the end of the "Point Lookout" (East Slickhorn) road.

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Shelby and Danny

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Small ruin can be seen across canyon under alcove between trees at head of west fork. (East Slickhorn).

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Roger checking out ruin seen in previous photo. Ruin constructed in 3 or more phases.

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Close up of of door to ruin.

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Ruin is well preserved. - you can see the phases of construction here.

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Interior of southernmost room.  Fire blackened ceiling shows use of structure.

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Close up of mud "daubing"  - you can still see finger impressions left in the mud.

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Shelby down on canyon floor at old trough system for watering cattle.

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Roger at rim of eastern fork at head of East Slickhorn Canyon.
"Look closer."
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Dilapidated ruin below rim of East Fork.

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View of Ruin.

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Shelby and Roger check out ruin.

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Eric on rim above ruin.

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Eric and Allison on rim.

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Nighttime card game at camp at the head of Access #4 to Slickhorn Canyon.

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Roger looking on as Shelby tries the "Lost Ranger Flippy" method of putting on a pack - and they weren't even there when the "Lost" ranger did it (1996 Crazyman Pasayten) at Crazyman Pass.

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Time to saddle up - Eric, Bill, Allison, Danny, and Roger.  The car has been moved to Access #6 and we're ready to go.

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Roger and Shelby entering gully that becomes Slickhorn Access #4 - our camp was in the trees beyond.

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Near the begginning - the canyon is shallow and the walking easy.

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Roger - near canyon head.

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A short ways into the hike, Eric spotted a small granary - as usual, I'm the last one up.

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Roger and Shelby - notice the unusual shape of the ruin as it curves up to the roof of the alcove.  The stone door was obviously "worked" to get a perfect fit for the opening.

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Another view - Was the curved wall a means of blending the structure into the rock to avoid detection?

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Frontal view - you can see how it blends in.  We were lucky to spot it.

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Eric and Allison.

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Heading back down to the wash.

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A small "pour-off" near the head of the canyon.

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Shelby and Danny climb to a viewpoint just above first major "pouroff" and beginning of rough going.

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Shelby coming down route around left side of pouroff.

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Taking a break at pouroff.

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Big boulder just below pouroff - Allison and Roger follow wash under boulder.

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Roger under boulder.

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Shelby - on cantilevered rock shelf.  This was a pretty rough stretch through here.

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Roger got this view of Shelby's shelf from below - you can see how steep this stretch is.

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A lot of boulder hopping is required to get through this stretch.

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A real "cliffhanger".

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A little slickrock challenge - the rock drops off about 5 feet but you have to cross over a sloping face.

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It was too tough for me - I lowered my pack while the guys had fun.

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Danny and Shelby giving me a "bridge of honor(?)".

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Danny - a small pool along the way.

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This grassy meadow is in the lower reaches of the canyon - the going is much easier from here on.

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Near the end of the Access #4 Side Canyon there is some streamflow. - Roger got this photo of Shelby.

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Shelby returns the favor with a photo of Roger at the same spot.

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I got both of them before they forged ahead.

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Roger got this one of Eric and Allison in lower Access #4.

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Eric - Taking a break at the junction of Access #4 with Slickhorn Main.

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A pensive Eric - junction of Access #4 and Slickhorn Main.

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Gummy worms hit the spot  for Roger.  The campsite here was taken so we rested awhile before

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Danny - Hitting the books as usual during breaktime.

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Back in the Saddle Again - Cascade Bill.

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Time to head out.

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Roger and Shelby - Heading up Slickhorn from the mouth of Access #4 - we were heading for Access #2 for a possible camp.

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Looking back toward mouth of Access #4 - Allison, Eric, Shelby, and Danny are at the same spot Roger and Shelby were in previous photo.

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We camped in a grove of juniper/pinyon pines just upcanyon from the mouth of Access #4.  Roger got this shot of Allison looking down from the cliff above the campsite.

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Roger and Shelby exploring the bench east of Slickhorn Access #2 seen here across the canyon (Shelby in silhouette).  There was some water in pools at the mouth of access #2.  I went up Access #2 instead of going with Shelby and Roger.

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A small granary (visible from canyon floor) near Slickhorn  Access #2.

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Roger poses for a "joke" photo.

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Shelby's photo of Roger on Bench - Another view of the mouth of Slickhorn Access #2.

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A distinctive Hoodoo opposite the mouth of Slickhorn  Access #2.

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Shelby climbing up to a pictograph panel (seen at upper right).

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Pictograph Panel - Turkeys and Anthromorphic figures.

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.Close up of turkey pictograph.

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Very nice Figures shown here.

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More Turkeys.

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Small alcove near Pictograph Panel.

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Doing dishes in the dark - sign of a long day.

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Danny shows his hand.

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