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Foxracer
05-18-2011, 10:07 PM
Black Canyon Hike
Report by Brandon Hoekstra


On May 11th 2011 my wife and I went out to explore and hike Black Canyon off Wenas road.

Found some cool roads on the way
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With all the rocks I was glad I had tucked up my exhaust pipe and muffler
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A few of the sections were almost challenging in a car
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Didn't want to fall into these ruts
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Straddling the ruts
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This is the road that leads to Black Canyon
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This road was far easier than the last road I came from! Funny that the people that wrote a online trail report said it was inpassible by car and you needed a high clearance suv. Wasn't about to turn the car around at this point.
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Found the gate
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End of road
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Headed up the old road now trail
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Cool historic cabin
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Back to the car after a great hike
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Ceg
05-18-2011, 10:12 PM
Very cool adventure. Nice report and pics. Thanks for sharing.

mdmead
05-19-2011, 08:29 AM
Great pics! How far did you hike? (How far is it to the cabin?)

Might have to check that out!

Foxracer
05-19-2011, 11:15 PM
Great pics! How far did you hike? (How far is it to the cabin?)

Might have to check that out!

I think it's only 1.5 miles to the cabin. The total hike wasn't that much further but does climb steady.

mdmead
05-20-2011, 02:39 PM
Thanks for the info. Can it be (mountain)biked?

Foxracer
05-20-2011, 11:59 PM
Thanks for the info. Can it be (mountain)biked?

Would be difficult on a bike with the loose rock. On a full suspension bike it would probably be alright. Would most likely have to hike it up then ride down. I'm thinking of attempting it on my bike next time. The bike's got 6 inches of suspension so would probably be fun.