Hello all -
Considering a fall trip either this year or next (likely in the second half of September) to somewhere in Utah or Arizona (although I am open to other suggestions).
The questions is, of course, where to go? Here is the plan: anywhere from a three-night to up to a five-night backpacking trip. While loop trips have the advantage of easier transport options (since you get back to your car), I would consider trips where other arrangements could be made.
Obviously water is the issue. You want to have some good sources. I've done the Paria Canyon (and really enjoyed it) about five years ago, and would consider it again. But would like to hear what other suggestions people come with. I am afraid I am somewhat unfamiliar with the pitfalls of SW hiking, other than obviously heat, flash flooding, lightning and a variety of snakes. Anyone have any suggestions for a bit of a SW neophyte?