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Old 09-22-2010, 07:32 AM
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How did you get there? maybe that will give us a hint.
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:45 AM
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There's probably more than one Dark Canyon in Utah, but were you in the Grand Gulch Primitive Area? How about Gravel Canyon, White Canyon, or maybe Arch Canyon?
You could also call it the Cedar Mesa area...
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There's probably more than one Dark Canyon in Utah, but were you in the Grand Gulch Primitive Area? How about Gravel Canyon, White Canyon, or maybe Arch Canyon?
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You could also call it the Cedar Mesa area...
I was thinking of the one near Glen Canyon, where they found Horsecollar ruins in Natural Bridges. That I think would be near Cedar Mesa and directly due west of Monticello. That might also explain the night shot since NBNM is known to be very, very dark amongst astronomers and photogs.

http://www.nps.gov/nabr/planyourvisit/horsecollar.htm
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I think that's the one I know about Dave, and White Canyon and Gravel Canyon are also in the area...was thinking of doing a backpacking trip there once. Jacob's Chair is also in the area...
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Kim and I did a backpacking trip into Dark Canyon years ago. we entered via the Sundance Trail and explored the main canyon and most of the side canyons from the reservoir up to Woodenshoe Canyon. Great area and very remote.





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My previous post provides the ultimate hint.
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Fable? :-/

So, as in Fable Canyon?

Then am I right? That guess not specific, though.
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  • The Sundance Trail is the primary access route into the lower portion of Dark Canyon.
  • Fable Valley is part of the BLM’s Dark Canyon Primitive Area. The valley is approximately eight miles long and can be reached by one of two trailheads. The southern trailhead from Dark Canyon Plateau is more easily accessible; the northern trailhead from Beef Basin is very hard to reach. Fable Valley does not get extensive back country use. It has been historically used by cattle; currently livestock do not graze here on a regular basis.
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Problem is perry posted it on FB. I could have replied first thing but that wouldn't have been fun for anyone else
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Fable? :-/

So, as in Fable Canyon?

Then am I right? That guess not specific, though.
Ding! You got it Dave. I spent a long weekend with my dad in Fable Valley Utah. Located in between Beef Basin and Dark Canyon.

Fable Canyon (or Fable Valley as it is on the maps) is an amazingly remote area with many ruins, heck in our hiking, we found a full arrow head and a pottery sherd that was about 4x2 inches in diameter. Only saw one set of tracks and for the three days we were there, not a single person.

I'm working on pics now, so will get a trip report up here soon.

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Problem is perry posted it on FB. I could have replied first thing but that wouldn't have been fun for anyone else
I wonderd about that when I posted over there

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yea, it was seen on FB but it would have taken the fun out of it. The pics are great though. Looking forward to seeing mor of them.
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