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81: Backcountry Rules
Item #14 in the list of Park rules states that "All weapons,
traps, and nets are prohibited." Well, that is not true any more, if
you don't mind the weight you can carry a gun. Details are available
131: Water Holes Canyon Required Gear
For the loop hike only a single 150 foot rope is needed (not two).
You could also carry two shorter ropes of 70 feet or so.
Page 131: Water Holes
Canyon Trip Description
I received a report that the canyon has changed and there is a new
rappel just after rappel #4 and the awkward downclimb, and just above
the climb out exit. The rappel is 65 feet in length and the anchor is
a rock wedged under a shelf on canyon left. Pinch points on the sides
of the chokestones represent a rope-snag hazard.
149: Badger Canyon Trip Description Exit Option 1 (last sentence)
Continue along the drainage until it becomes shallow, and then
head cross-country in a more
westerly direction back to Highway 89A
and your vehicle.
150: Badger Canyon Trip Description Exit Option 2 (last sentence)
Head cross-country to the
west back to Highway 89A and then north
along the road to your vehicle.
187: Bedrock Canyon Driving Directions
Continue driving (ignoring any minor branching roads) to a point
10 miles 8.6 miles
from House Rock Buffalo Ranch Road to a right branching fork.
236: Salt Trail Canyon Map
The entry route to Salt Trail is incorrectly drawn on the map as
coming straight down the drainage. This is not the case (see corrected
map below). The entry is described correctly in the book's text.
271: Grapevine Creek Trip Description (last complete paragraph
describing the route to the spring in Cottonwood Canyon)
The trail descends next to the wash at a more moderate grade to
soon pass a wash that enters from the left (
west) and that has flowing water
during the cooler months.
224 Hermit Creek Canyon Map
The entry route to to the canyon is slightly off on the map. You
contour to the head of the drainage to drop in.
325: Big Spring Canyon Trip Description (first sentence)
From the car park, walk
west across the aspen and fir dotted
meadow following the minor Big Spring drainage as it travels between
336: Point Huitzil Route Trip Description (last sentence on the page)
Once past the towers work your way down
and to the right, towards the cliff, then down a series of Toroweap
375: Deer Creek Canyon
NOTICE: Lower Deer Creek Canyon is
closed to canyoneering until further notice.
394: Flipoff Trailhead Driving Directions
Flipoff Trailhead: Stay straight on the main road to mile point
41.3, where you’ll turn right to pass through a fence line. At mile
42.0, the road forks; turn right, then stay straight to pass through
another fence line 0.1 miles later, beyond which the road becomes
considerably rougher. The road forks again at mile 43.5, stay to the
left and drive another 0.9 miles (
should be 44.4) to park at a non-descript spot
among the junipers.
401: Kanab Creek - Eastern Tributaries (last sentence)
Prior to, or just after entering the Supai, climb out of the
canyon to the left (south) near UTM: 12S 360414 mE, 4036827 mN, WGS84
Datum and begin contouring to the
west somewhere between the 4,400
and 4,600 foot elevation marks.
402: Kanab Creek - Eastern Tributaries (first sentence, second
At first, you’ll want to hike in an
westerly direction using the
visual milestone of Racetrack Knoll as a guide.
413: Scottys Hollow - the ACA ratings are reversed on the page:
South Fork of Scotty’s Hollow (Rating:
North Fork of Scotty’s Hollow (RATING:
441: Cork Spring Canyon - Required Gear:
2x250' ropes, 60' webbing,
7 rap rings, harness, descender,
helmet, carabiners, drybag, shoes with good traction, packraft, paddle
and personal floatation device. A wetsuit is strongly recommended for
the river trip.
442: Cork Spring Canyon - Trip Description (next to last sentence in
the first paragraph):
Hike down through stunning narrows to rappel
#4, which is 125 feet in length
from a bolt and hanger at the top of the drop.
444: GPS Point for the Rim Above Hades Knoll Canyon
The third sentence from the bottom of the page should read: A
short climb from behind the fin will bring you to the canyon rim at:
UTM 12S 337124 mE, 4023167 mN, WGS84
Datum UTM 12S 335426 mE, 4023184 mN, WGS84 Datum.
445: Cork Spring Canyon Map
The map is correct, unfortunately, the canyon is incorrectly
labeled "Pocket Point Canyon". It should be labeled "Cork Spring
453: Tuckup Canyon and Tributaries
The use area is incorrectly listed as LCB, it should be LB9.
469: Cove Canyon - USGS Topo Maps
Gateway Rapids, Vulcans Throne
This should read: USGS VulcansThrone, Throne
Mount Trumbull SE
477: Surprise Canyon Tributaries Driving Directions
The first sentence reads: From
Cedar City, Utah
drive west on Interstate 15 to Exit 4 for Brigham
This should read: From St. George, Utah
drive south on Interstate 15 to Exit 4
for Brigham Road.
480: Surprise Canyon GPS Points
The two GPS points on this page do not correspond to the route
shown on the map on Page 481. The map is correct (the GPS points are
Correction #1 (second paragraph, second sentence): I was able to climb
UTM: 12S 268992 mE, 3987694 mN,
WGS84 Datum UTM: 12S 269075 mE, 3989005 mN, WGS84 Datum
where the Supai has broken down into a series of ledges and
Correction #2 (last paragraph, second sentence): Exiting Twin Spring
Canyon, we got the none-too-brilliant idea to blaze a shortcut to the
rim via a steep ravine located at
12S 263787 mE, 3991864 mN, WGS84 Datum UTM: 12S 264211 mE,
3991060 mN, WGS84 Datum.
483: Burnt and Tincanebitts Canyons Driving Directions
Same as above. The first sentence should read: From
St. George, Utah drive
south on Interstate 15 to Exit 4 for