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THE BLUE JOHN CANYON ADVENTURE 4/29/11 – 5/01/11

Attendees:

Lee, Jeff, Ben ‘The Beej’ Mares, Willow, Antonio

Thursday 4/28/11:

Leave Denver ASAP after Lee/Jeff are off from work.
Drive to Grand Junction to pick up Beej at GJ Airport (11:45pm).
Drive to Hanksville, UT to meet up with Willow and Antonio (2am).
Proceed from Hanksville to Blue John Staging Area (Burr Pass Camp) . (2am-3am)
Set up Base Camp and get to bed.

Friday 4/29/11:

Get up at ~730am.
Breakfast: [Willow/Tone] Scrambled eggs with ham/sausage/peppers/onion, tortillas, cheese.
Proceed to hike down The East Fork of Blue John Canyon. This will be an all-day hike through some excellent canyon scenery and cold water (wading and potential swimming). Two rappels will be encountered. We will then hike up The West Fork of Blue John Canyon. This will finish at the sandpipes and/or metal culvert where we will shuttle back to Base Camp.
Dinner: [Jeff] Cheeseburgers and hotdogs

Saturday 4/30/11:

Get up at ~6:30am. Breakfast: [Beej] Oatmeal with yogurt
(Car Shuttle to Horseshoe Canyon Trailhead) Proceed to hike down The Main Fork of Blue John Canyon. This will be an all-day hike through some excellent canyon scenery and cold water (wading and potential swimming). Two or three rappels will be encountered. We will then hike through The Main Intersection of Blue John Canyon all the way to Horseshoe Canyon Trailhead/Pictographs. This will finish at the Horseshoe Canyon Trailhead/Pictographs where we will shuttle back to Base Camp.
Dinner: [Lee] Spaghetti, Meat Sauce, Willow's pesto, Parmesan Cheese, Bread