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Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Grand Gulch (Utah) Water? on 04/08/2011 20:43:23 MDT Print View

Heading in on Monday.
Kane to Bullet.

BLM is closed, and not open weekends.
Gov'mnt maybe closed.

Anyone got water info?

Thanks

Peter Sustr
(czechxpress) - F - M

Locale: Boulder
Grand Gulch on 04/08/2011 21:52:49 MDT Print View

I've been to the Grand Gulch twice in late March, 2009 & 2010 and I did the the Kane to Bullet section the first time then down to the end the last time. I have never had trouble finding water. Coming down Bullet you will find water in different pockets under ledges until you get down to the floor by Perfect Kiva, which has a large pocket in a crack on the north side right before it.

Going up the Gulch you will find water sources by Coyote Canyon junction and then a small one that was suppose to be dry usually but was full when I found it by split level. There is another one about a 1/6 of a mile into Todie Canyon. After that we found small pockets here and their until the ranger station.

The National Geographic map is pretty good with locating water sources. As you know you just need to keep your eyes open and keep a look out for the signs of water. You know what your doing. Sorry I don't have anything more then past experiences. Might want to call some of the outfitters around they might help you.

Jack H.
(Found) - F

Locale: Sacramento, CA
Re: Grand Gulch (Utah) Water? on 04/08/2011 22:27:10 MDT Print View

Just a guess, but I'd bet that all of the usual water sources have water now. And isn't it raining? There might be potholes around too. Do you have the info on what the usual sources are?

Ask at Bogley.com, the main Utah playtime board...

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Re: Grand Gulch (Utah) Water? on 04/09/2011 06:09:10 MDT Print View

Jack,
I do not know the "usual sources".
A list would be appreciated.

I'll check out Bogley.com as well.

Thanks.

obx hiker
(obxcola) - MLife

Locale: Outer Banks of North Carolina
Grand Gulch (Utah) Water? on 04/09/2011 14:38:25 MDT Print View

There's a spring or reliable surface water just before Kane meets the Gulch, kind of a pour-off, and a nice ruin on the north bench above it.

There's a reliable spring at Green Mask up the channel past the ruin and rock art panel. By the way the "Mask" is theorized (the experts are basically positive) as representing a sort of bag made from a skinned head......... and back up at lion tracks spring there's another picto of the head with the skin removed. One of the most amazing panels I've seen anywhere. Those peaceful basket-makers.
Green Mask

Skin Head


There's also surface water where Bullit meets the Gulch as the stream bed "rises" to the surface. I expect you'll find surface water all along the route.

If you end up walking through it a lot and you probably will, be sure and clean out the sand and silt regularly as Eugenius pointed out in the stream crossing thread.

Edited by obxcola on 04/09/2011 15:00:22 MDT.

Jack H.
(Found) - F

Locale: Sacramento, CA
Re: Grand Gulch (Utah) Water? on 04/09/2011 17:00:36 MDT Print View

Here you go:asdf

Asterix is "intermittent".

Edited by Found on 04/09/2011 17:01:46 MDT.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Re: Grand Gulch (Utah) Water? on 04/09/2011 17:14:35 MDT Print View

That works for me.

Thanks Jack.

Jack H.
(Found) - F

Locale: Sacramento, CA
Re: Re: Grand Gulch (Utah) Water? on 04/11/2011 11:03:51 MDT Print View

I'm going to erase the photo of the water sources soon. It's not my creative content. Downloaded it before it's gone.