Holding Hands (Harvey) Panel
Bill M. Hiking Down Grand Gulch
Our goal for Day 4 was to hike to the Narrows, which is a relatively short hike. While there aren't many spectacular ruins along this stretch of the Gulch, it is very scenic and pleasant hiking.
Even though the day's hike was short, the relaxed pace allowed time for exploration and visiting several pictograph panels along the way. By afternoon it was very hot, and the Narrows offered a shady and breezy spot to escape the heat.
Unlike our last visit to the Narrows (2006), water was very scarce and we were lucky enough to find a few rock pockets near our camp that still had water. The Nicks thankfully carried the heavy 5 gal jugs up the hill to our camp on the rocks overlooking the Narrows.
Our last camp featured an unbelievable view of the night sky before the chill forced us into our sleeping bags.
Note photo takers are given in the titles under the thumbnails: Bill (bm), Mike (ms), Nick M. (nm), Nick T. (nt)
Kickass Trekkers on this trip were: Bill Mooseker, Will Stong, Mike Stong, Nick McMahan, Nick Tuggle
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Troop 24 Kickass Trekkers Backpacking Trip
-Cascade Bill Mooseker
Date(s): May 25, 2017. Album by Cascade Bill. 1 - 115 of 115 Total. 0 Visits.
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enlarge 189KB, 1024x768 2 05-25 06-30-47 - ms DSCF4975 We pitched our tents in the same campsite we had used in 2000. You can see mine (green), Will's (white coffin) and Mike's (foreground). The Nicks had their tent in the area we had supper in. You can see how much the campsite has changed since 2000: Click HERE and HERE. The 2nd photo is from about the same spot as this one.
enlarge 221KB, 1024x768 4 05-25 06-31-18 - ms DSCF4977 Morning in camp.
enlarge 95.21MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 5 05-25 07-22 ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Soon the sun peeks over the canyon wall as we are breaking down our camp. Will philosophizes on the benefits of being young.
enlarge 160KB, 1024x768 6 05-25 08-25-33 - bm DSC01996 Heading out - just around the bend from our camp near Bannister Ruin. The canyon loops around that bluff in the distance and loops back just over the canyon wall to the left.
enlarge 169KB, 1024x768 7 05-25 08-31-04 - bm DSC01997 Sandy stretch just before the next bend.
enlarge 202.43MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 8 05-25 08-45 ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Mike and Will going around the bend with the Bluff cited on a previous photo.
enlarge 154KB, 1024x768 9 05-25 08-50-38 - ms DSCF4980 Unusual "Hoodoo" or arch - I missed this on my way down this trip but had taken a photo of it in 2000.
enlarge 283KB, 1024x768 10 05-25 09-06-35 - nt IMG 0142 A pottery shard in the wash.
enlarge 221.72MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 11 05-25 09-16 ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Mike, Will, and Bill hiking down the wash - we didn't take the shortcuts over the humps at the bends as they were in direct sun and sandy. This early in the morning the shady spots were still fairly cool.
enlarge 358.23MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 12 05-25 09-56 ms bm.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Bill hiking in a shady alcove. Mike and Bill discover a weeping spring, and Nick T passes us by like a thoroughbred going by two old nags.
enlarge 193KB, 1024x768 13 05-25 09-54-16 - bm DSC01998 Mike filming with his GoPro along the canyon wall.
enlarge 195KB, 1024x768 15 05-25 10-00-22 - ms DSCF4981 Don't expect to see mushrooms in the desert!
enlarge 181KB, 1024x768 16 05-25 10-05-05 - bm DSC02000 All of a sudden the canyon opens up and it seems a lot hotter and drier.
enlarge 199KB, 1024x768 17 05-25 10-05-14 - bm DSC02001 Telephoto shot of the headland ahead.
enlarge 321.12MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 18 05-25 10-15 ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. There was no shade for the last stretch of canyon, so when this shady alcove beckoned, we all took a break in the shade along with a cooling breeze. (Video shows how beautiful this section of the canyon is)
enlarge 126KB, 1024x768 19 05-25 10-20-47 - bm DSC02002 Mike and Nick T - taking a break in the shade.
enlarge 177KB, 1024x768 21 05-25 10-36-57 - bm DSC02005 Looking down canyon from our break spot.
enlarge 167KB, 1024x768 22 05-25 11-40-09 - bm DSC02006 Looking up canyon from our break alcove.
enlarge 460.72MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 23 05-25 10-41 ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Mike, Will, and the Nicks go on a hunt for ruins and art panels. It was too hot for me so I stayed in the shade.
enlarge 245.89MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 24 05-25 10-44a ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. The exploration continues!
enlarge 114KB, 1152x251 25 05-25 10-40-34 - nt IMG 0143 Panoramic shot by Nick T - if you enlarge it you can find Nick M on a ledge.
enlarge 237KB, 1024x768 26 05-25 10-45-30 - nt IMG 0147 Lizard getting a little sun.
enlarge 309KB, 1024x768 27 05-25 10-47-01 - nt IMG 0148 Nick T discovered these in an alcove - I think that these are cowpies as ranchers of long ago used Collins canyon as an in and out for cattle. These droppings are fairly common and are found in alcoves all along Grand Gulch and will still be there 100 years from now.
enlarge 281.27MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 28 05-25 10-57 ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Strolling along an alcove and finding a pictograph panel.
enlarge 180KB, 1024x768 29 05-25 10-48-17 - nt IMG 0150 Interesting pictograph panel with an abstract Kokopeli?
enlarge 208KB, 1024x768 30 05-25 10-48-29 - nt IMG 0151 Hands panel with faint images that may be Kokopeli figures. This panel is adjacent to the one in the previous photo. Note the different style.
enlarge 317.00MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 32 05-25 10-58 ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Further explorations along the alcove - faded pictographs and hand prints. Will & Mike think some are fake but they look real to me. You be the judge.
enlarge 195.86MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 33 05-25 10-59 ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Further exploration along the alcove with more faded pictographs and hand prints.
enlarge 424.29MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 34 05-25 11-24 ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Continuing exploration of the alcove - finding a panel with a multitude of "bird" figures.
enlarge 147KB, 1024x768 35 05-25 11-21-42 - nt IMG 0153 Panel with bird figures.
enlarge 172KB, 1024x768 36 05-25 11-28-16 - ms DSCF4983 Nick M, Will, and Nick T at the Bird panel.
enlarge 188KB, 1024x768 37 05-25 11-28-33 - ms DSCF4985 Nick M, Will and Nick T.
enlarge 170KB, 1024x768 38 05-25 11-28-53 - ms DSCF4982 View from the alcove.
enlarge 129KB, 1024x768 39 05-25 12-24-19 - ms DSCF4986 Back from their explorations, we have lunch and get ready to head back out.
enlarge 129KB, 1024x768 40 05-25 12-24-34 - ms DSCF4987 Will, Nick M, & Nick T.
enlarge 53.62MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 41 05-25 12-27 bm.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Lost Ranger Flippy competition - Will & Mike. Click Here for an explanation of the "Lost Ranger Flippy".
enlarge 114KB, 1152x647 42 05-25 12-27-33 - bm DSC02007 Packs on via Lost Ranger Flippy!
enlarge 166KB, 1024x768 43 05-25 12-32-04 - ms DSCF4991 On our way again after our lunch and exploration break, Bill & Will hiking over a slickrock section of the wash.
enlarge 163KB, 1024x768 44 05-25 12-32-12 - ms DSCF4993 Bill rounding a bend in the canyon.
enlarge 112.83MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 45 05-25 12-31 ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Mike's commentary as we are on our way down the Gulch in the increasing heat of the day.
enlarge 185KB, 1024x768 46 05-25 12-36-27 - bm DSC02008 Will & Mike outpacing Bill (as usual) as the wash becomes rockier. The bluff in the distance is at the head of False Trail Canyon.
enlarge 161KB, 1024x768 47 05-25 12-37-32 - bm DSC02009 Back on slickrock, will and Mike getting further ahead as we near False Trail Canyon.
enlarge 45.48MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 48 05-25 12-45 ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Along the way (near False Trail Cyn), we see that our friend the bear is continuing down the Gulch.
enlarge 98KB, 1024x768 49 05-25 12-46-53 - ms DSCF4994 Photo of the bear tracks.
enlarge 357.01MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 50 05-25 12-50 ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. We see our first water at the mouth of False Trail Canyon - with multitudes of tadpoles. Video continues on past Collins Canyon to the Narrows with the Nicks passing us along the way.
enlarge 176KB, 1024x768 51 05-25 12-50-51 - nt IMG 0154 Interesting pattern in the rocks of the streambed.
enlarge 134KB, 1024x768 52 05-25 12-50-52 - bm DSC02011 Sandy stretch at the mouth of Collins Canyon.
enlarge 168KB, 1024x768 53 05-25 12-51-13 - nt IMG 0155 Headland is on the south side of Collins Canyon. From here it is a short stroll down to The Narrows.
enlarge 136KB, 1024x768 54 05-25 12-52-55 - ms DSCF4996 Nick T passing Bill at Collins Canyon. The Narrows is at the notch in the skyline.
enlarge 215KB, 1024x768 55 05-25 12-51-40 - nt IMG 0156 Telephoto view down canyon from the previous photo - you can see the top of The Narrows ahead.
enlarge 176KB, 1024x768 56 05-25 12-58-14 - ms DSCF4998 Nick T
enlarge 202KB, 1024x768 57 05-25 12-58-45 - ms DSCF4999 Bill, Nick M, & Nick T approaching The Narrows.
enlarge 145KB, 768x1024 58 05-25 13-00-11 - nt IMG 0157 Nick M at the Narrows.
enlarge 145KB, 768x1024 59 05-25 13-00-14 - nt IMG 0158 Logs from past flash floods show how you wouldn't want to be here during one. I was hoping to find water here - in 2000 there was a sizable puddle and in 2006 there was a "lake" as SHOWN HERE
enlarge 135KB, 768x1024 60 05-25 13-02-58 - nm IMG 2431 Patterns in the rock at the narrows.
enlarge 121KB, 1024x768 61 05-25 13-03-13 - nm IMG 2432 Looking up at The Narrows below the log jam.
enlarge 78KB, 477x1024 62 05-25 13-04-14 - nm IMG 2433 View of the Narrows - we had planned to go down canyon a lot further, but even though it was only 2:00 pm (Mtn Time). It was too hot and with undependable water sources, we made the decision to camp nearby. There were a couple of small pools of water just upstream of the Narrows.
enlarge 160.48MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 63 05-25 13-06 ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Mike and Nick M explore down canyon from the Narrows for a possible campsite.
enlarge 164.03MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 64 05-25 13-17 ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Fun with a lizard at the Narrows.
enlarge 75KB, 1024x768 65 05-25 13-16-58 - nt IMG 0159 Lizard (No Lizards were harmed in the filming of this video!)
enlarge 117KB, 1024x768 66 05-25 13-23-10 - nt IMG 0160 Back home
enlarge 152KB, 1024x768 67 05-25 13-23-22 - nt IMG 0163 Close up
enlarge 168KB, 768x1024 68 05-25 13-38-14 - nm IMG 2450 View of the Narrows from the rincon cut off by the Narrows.
enlarge 208KB, 1024x768 69 05-25 14-01-07 - nt IMG 0167 Relaxing in the shade
enlarge 79.50MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 70 05-25 14-26 ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Video of the bedding layers in the sandstone of the wash below the Narrows.
enlarge 348KB, 1024x768 71 05-25 14-26-04 - nm IMG 2461 Cacti not quite ready to bloom
enlarge 257KB, 1024x768 72 05-25 14-28-23 - bm DSC02013 Looking for a campsite, I found these cacti blooms.
enlarge 281KB, 1024x768 73 05-25 14-26-06 - bm DSC02012 Yellow and red blooms of prickly pear cactus.
enlarge 141KB, 1024x768 75 05-25 14-29-25 - nt IMG 0166 Close up of cactus bloom.
enlarge 122KB, 768x1024 76 05-25 13-53-25 - nm IMG 2454 Cactus bloom heavy with pollen.
enlarge 139KB, 768x1024 77 05-25 14-33-50 - nm IMG 2462 Sun behind one side of the Narrows.
enlarge 266KB, 1024x768 78 05-25 14-33-55 - nm IMG 2463 Bill coming back from his trip looking for a camp downstream of the Narrows.
enlarge 216KB, 1024x768 79 05-25 14-34-04 - bm DSC02015 Looking at the downstream end of the Narrows - Nick M is doing a little climbing practice. HERE is a photo from the same spot in 2006.
enlarge 103KB, 1152x532 80 05-25 14-35-51 - nm IMG 2467 Panoramic shot upstream of the Narrows.
enlarge 125KB, 1024x768 81 05-25 14-41-11 - nm Image2 The old man is worn out!
enlarge 389.83MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 82 05-25 14-48 ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Exploring the upstream end of the rincon, the Nicks attempt to climb up onto a higher ledge.
enlarge 274.01MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 83 05-25 14-56 ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Views from the ledge of the rincon as well as looking down into the Gulch. The Nicks continue their attempt to get to the upper ledge.
enlarge 177KB, 1024x768 84 05-25 15-01-49 - nm IMG 2472 A small ruin found by the Nicks
enlarge 71KB, 1152x207 85 05-25 15-03-21 - nt IMG 0169 Panoramic view from the upper ledge with the Narrows about 1/4 from the right edge. Nick M is at the right. (Best viewed at original size)
enlarge 89KB, 1152x277 86 05-25 15-23-27 - nt IMG 0170 Another panoramic photo from the ledge but this one has the Narrows to the left of center. (best viewed at original size)
enlarge 155KB, 1024x768 87 05-25 15-04-24 - nm IMG 2473 Following the ledge upstream, False Trail Canyon appears with it's distinctive bluff to the left of center.
enlarge 153.08MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 88 05-25 15-12 ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Will shows his scars from bushwhacking through the cacti.
enlarge 413.78MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 89 05-25 15-15 ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Mike and Will explore a more recent pictograph panel, possibly by Navajos.
enlarge 188.19MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 90 05-25 15-26 ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Watching the Nicks getting down from the upper ledge.
enlarge 108.83MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 91 05-25 15-32 ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Finding animal tracks in the wash.
enlarge 251KB, 768x1024 92 05-25 16-07-11 - nt IMG 0172 Late afternoon sun on the canyon walls just below the Narrows.
enlarge 205.27MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 93 05-25 17-07 ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Mike and Will - Pictograph panel including what I call the "Harvey" pictograph.
enlarge 188KB, 1024x768 94 05-25 17-14-01 - bm DSC02017 Mike and Will along the ledge with several pictograph panels. (Enlarge to find them)
enlarge 162KB, 1024x768 107 05-25 17-17-35 - ms DSCF5013 Hard to interpret this one - looks like humal figures in some way with those diagonal strips.
enlarge 158KB, 768x1024 108 05-25 17-29-05 - bm DSC02019 Will & Mike at the Narrows
enlarge 113KB, 1024x768 109 2017 utah Nick T IMG 0173 Shortly after we set up camp, the skies darkened and it looked like we were going to be in for a sudden storm, but it dissipated just as fast as it came up.
enlarge 143.57MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 110 05-25 18-33 ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Mike talks about our campsite for the last night of our trip while water heats for our supper.
enlarge 69.75MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 111 05-25 19-09a ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Will & Mike braiding yucca as taught by our shuttle driver.
enlarge 162KB, 1024x768 112 05-25 18-36-30 - nt IMG 0176 Nick T's photo looking towards the Narrows from downstream.
enlarge 129KB, 768x1024 113 05-25 19-28-58 - nt IMG 0179 After supper the Nicks went exploring down canyon and wound up HERE (note distinctive "fishbone" pattern in rock)
enlarge 206KB, 768x1024 114 05-25 19-28-59 - nt IMG 0180 Another view of the basin with the "fishbone" pattern.
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