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Old 10-14-2009, 07:34 PM   #1
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Horseshoe Canyon & Robbers Roost, UT

Well, since I am home recovering from the flu I figured I might as well do a trip report on our most recent short trip.
After going past the Horseshoe Canyon area many times on our way to the Robbers Roost area we decided to finally stop and check it out. We arrived in the late afternoon in a steady 30mph cold wind. Needless to say we cooked and ate inside the SMB that night.
In the morning we awoke to a chilly, clear and calm day. We decided to take a hike on down into Horshoe Canyon to see the various rock art sites. After we arrived back at the trailhead we found we had several new neighbors. I thought I recognized the vehicles from posts on expeditionportal.com . We met them after they had finished their hike. Very nice folks!!
Our spartan campsite at the trailhead








The next day we headed towards the White Roost fork of Robbers Roost Canyon to do some more exploring.
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After our hike we got back in the van and headed to the end of the road and our campsite for the evening. This spot overlooks Robbers Roost canyon and the Dirty Devil River. We were suprised in the morning by people base jumping from a cliff on the other side of the river! I even found their video here: go to about 4:35 into it. Crazy!
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Just a short backyard trip but great fun for sure, except for the mouse in the van!
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Re: Horseshoe Canyon & Robbers Roost, UT

Great Pics! Thanks for sharing.

Saline, Did you stake down your awning. LOL!
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Old 10-15-2009, 05:50 AM   #3
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Re: Horseshoe Canyon & Robbers Roost, UT

Nice pics! Are those the Henry Mountains off in the distance?
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Nice outing! What are the paintings on the rocks? Looks prehistoric
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:42 AM   #5
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These rock art panels were done by native peoples that inhabited this area between 2000 and 4000 years ago. They pre-date the Anasazi and Fremont indians.
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Old 10-15-2009, 10:10 AM   #6
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A great and timely report. We are planning to be in that area in about ONE WEEK! We are hoping to see: Arches, north end of Canyonlands, Capital Reef, Bryce, Zion(maybe), Snow Canyon. We have not been in that area of the country for many years.
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Old 10-16-2009, 04:56 PM   #7
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LOL..yep, we staked it out before the evening beverages flowed. We learned our lesson!
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Same with us! Like I've said before, another great pics and report. Thanks
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