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View Full Version : Severe Weather Pounds Canyonlands National Park, Strands Rigs Below White Rim


jacdaw
08-20-2010, 04:12 PM
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2010/08/severe-weather-pounds-canyonlands-national-park-strands-rigs-below-white-rim6445

RockRunner
08-22-2010, 09:10 PM
interesting, only vehicles with high clearance. sounds like a new trail for us.

nakman
08-22-2010, 09:36 PM
..."Nobody is stranded on the White Rim. Biggest issue now are the vehicles at Mineral Bottom - until the White Rim is open they will have to stay put - and then they will make it out only if they are four-wheel-drive with fairly high clearance."

Man, that sounds like a dream come true.. I wish I was back in Canyonlands..

DaveInDenver
08-22-2010, 09:46 PM
There is a wrecked car about 3/4 of the way up the Mineral Bottom switchbacks and has been there for decades. They are spots were the shelf is pretty narrow and the whole thing is exposed. High clearance or not, I'd be puckered to see sections of washed out switchback!

http://www.armbrusterweb.com/tripsfolder/biketripsfolder/wrtsept07folder/wrt1pixfolder/files/page69_3.jpg

But I think what he is talking about is the Mineral Bottom boat ramp. Cars, 2WD vans and stuff park down there for the rafters and kayakers, so they would get stuck pretty easily in the mud.