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Old 02-20-2014   #1
Scottsdale, Arizona
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hikes/stops on Westwater/Moab daily

I have a small group coming up from AZ the end of March to run Westwater for the first time. We are floating down to takeout beach above Moab. Are there any cool hikes on this stretch. I have read about the waterfall on the little D (not sure it will be flowing then). Any advice would be appreciated. Thx,

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Old 02-20-2014   #2
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Outlaw Cave on Westwater on river left is cool. Just after
Little D rapid and camps a bit past Hades camp and before Marble Canyon rapid.

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Old 02-21-2014   #3
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have you considered running Ruby Horsethief above Westy?
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Old 02-21-2014   #4
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Check out the towers above the upper little D campsite. There are some pretty distinct trails leading uphill from the campsite. Just head for the base of the obvious windgate tower. some cowboy glyphs there, and sweet offwith cracks. Lots of crypto, try and minimize your impact.
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Old 02-21-2014   #5
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Oh and stop at Bull canyon and hike upstream until it cliffs out. You can continue up the water course at around 5.5 in chacos. This hike is highly recommended.
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Old 02-22-2014   #6
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Dress warm and bring good pads. Pick your campsites with the morning sun in mind. Hades would be good for a campsite. I would pass on Ruby/Horsethief and continue on down to Moab if you have the time: No trains from Westwater Ranger Station down.
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Old 02-22-2014   #7
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I like the trains.

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