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Canyoneering - Yankie Doodle/Boltergeist (Extreme)

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Canyoneering - Yankie Doodle/Boltergeist (Extreme)
Canyoneering - Yankie Doodle/Boltergeist (Extreme)

Time & Location

May 11, 2024, 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Washington, Washington, UT 84780, USA

Guests

About the event

*This is a lottery event. You will be notified on March 8th if you got in. If you are on the waiting list, you will be notified as spots open up.

** MUST have completed a canyoneering clinic in the last 12 months - priority will be given to guides for this trip

Itinerary:

Friday (optional overnight camping)

Saturday:

Carpool - 6 am

Boltergeist Trailhead - 10 am

Run Boltergeist Canyon - 1030 am - 1pm

Run Yankie Doodle Cyn - 2-5pm

Dinner  - 6:00 pm 

Drive Home - 7-11:00 pm

Directions:  Bolergeist Trailhead, Leeds

Activity: 

Canyoneering Boltergeist Cyn - Road Trip Ryan Trip Report - Boltergeist Canyon is a tough one to recommend, as it is not a particularly good canyon. Its one redeeming quality is that it is just down the road from Yankee Doodle, so it makes a good way to fill out an afternoon. The canyon offers a couple of options, a short route, and slightly longer route. The longer route has one more rappel, but the exit is more of a pain. The short route skips the final rappel and offers a quick, easy exit.

Canyoneering Yankie Doodle Cyn - Road Trip Ryan Trip Report - Yankee Doodle offers a very fun and casual introduction to canyoneering in the area. Though not as long, deep, or as impressive as Zion canyons, it has a bit of the Zion canyon feel. With only one rappel, and many opportunities to practice down climbing, it really is a good family friendly canyon with competent leadership.

Gear: harness (can rent), helmet (can rent), rappel device (ATS, Squirrl, Critter, etc), locking carabiners, (NO COTTON) thin liner T-shirt, hiking pants, fleece jacket, rain/windproof jacket, hiking boots or grippy shoes, headlamp, backpack, 2 L water, 6-8 snacks, first aid kit, small knife, sunscreen, sunglasses

Rentals:

- Harness: $5/day (BYU Outdoors Unltd); $17 (BYU Outdoors Unltd)

- Helmet: $4/day (BYU Outdoors Unltd); $4/day (UVU Outdoor Adventure Center)

Guide: Sharlene Evans 801-867-9386

Base Commander: Spencer Evans 801-706-4285

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