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 Post subject: Kane Creek
PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:39 pm 
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Southern UT has had record snowfall this year which means the water levels will be higher than any LOST event past. Not really a problem in the beginning where the bottom is gravel but can be an issue when you hit the silt.

Something to consider.

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 Post subject: Re: Kane Creek
PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:29 pm 
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I have already thought about this and I am checking trail reports from EJS last week. If the water level is too high I am sure we can pick another trail to do


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 Post subject: Re: Kane Creek
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:27 am 
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As of last Saturday, the water levels were low but there but it's also been warming since then and all that melt has to go somewhere....

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 Post subject: Re: Kane Creek
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:41 am 
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You forgot the part where you called us a buncha flatlanders. I read Rocky Mountain Extreme too. :ROTFL:

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 Post subject: Re: Kane Creek
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:37 pm 
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Hey.... I take time out of my busy schedule to ensure everyone's safety and enjoyment. Since we're leaderless and all.

I least I didn't use any bad language or anything..... it's all out of love...... I though about using outlanders but that would've been too "children of the corn".

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 Post subject: Re: Kane Creek
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:53 pm 
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I just talked to Quinn and he said the water levels are fine, the part that got tough are the ledges in the gorge. He said the ledges in the gorge have got pretty eroded, he laughed and said we will have fun. Anyone that knows Quinn will know if he said something like that we will be in for a work out. I'm sure we will get through no problem, stack some rocks, break out a strap or 2, its all good!

Here are some pics of the trail last weekend

http://gallery.me.com/alexcarvallo#100065&view=grid&bgcolor=black&sel=24


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 Post subject: Re: Kane Creek
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:21 pm 
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It's been getting warm though..... very warm. We had 48" of snow in parts of UT yesterday and 60s and sunny today. Warming trend will continue..... all that melt has to go somewhere.

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 Post subject: Re: Kane Creek
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:40 am 
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JL Rockies wrote:
It's been getting warm though..... very warm. We had 48" of snow in parts of UT yesterday and 60s and sunny today. Warming trend will continue..... all that melt has to go somewhere.



Why you worried about a creek snorkel boy?

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 Post subject: Re: Kane Creek
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:41 am 
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I'm not worried now cause Quinn said everything will be OK. :JEEPIN:

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 Post subject: Re: Kane Creek
PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:10 pm 
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Another answer from RME.... pretty much sums up my concerns:

It's always low until the flash flood comes..... I've been trapped in there before. The last thing you want to have happen is "High water".

In our case, it was a pretty nice day. No rain, but cloudy to the south all day. We had just stopped for lunch. The kids were playing in the creek bed, and we were just shooting the breeze. Just your typical Moab day trip.

We noticed all sorts of strange bugs and crawdads start climbing out of the small water holes. Weird! Then, we heard the sounds of tumbling rocks, and trees breaking. I instantly thought rock slide, and started gazing at the cliffs above us. About then, a 6" deep wall of red muddy water came rushing down the creek bed. I thought cool, I've aways wanted to see a flash flood......


After what I would guess was less than one minute, large boulders, full trees, and about a four foot wall of water came roaring down the canyon. It's the one time I can honestly say I've left a trail in Moab, and willfully started knocking down trees with my bumper. We got to highish ground (you'll soon realize that canyon is very flat and surrounded by sheer cliffs), but that was as high as we could get.

We were nervous and scared the hell out of the kids, but the only option now was to start scaling the cliff walls by hand and leave the rigs to fend for themselves. Ater maybe 10 minutes, which seemed like hours, the water receeded to the point I thought, being the tallest rig, I could cross the river (now) to higher ground on the other side. As I nosed into the stream bed, I didn't like the feeling. A friend tied his Jeep to the back of mine, just in case. I tried again, and the water was just lapping over my hood, and running through both open doors of my CJ on 35's. The front end started slipping sideways downstream, semi-floating I guess?. My buddy yanked me back out, and there we sat till nearly sunset, some 6 hours later.

Around sunset, we started driving out and got to town around 10 pm. The water would lap into my doors most of the way, and the wife's XJ on 33's had water marks up to the mirrors. That trail is hard when the rocks are submurged. We spent most of the evening high centered on stuff that we never saw comming. We were VERY lucky that the weather was pretty hot.

My advice would be, respect that canyon and if there's water stay out of there! Just for the record. we never got a drop of rain on us the entire day so ya never know.

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 Post subject: Re: Kane Creek
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:22 pm 
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A lot of rain in the forecast today, I hope you guys made it through.

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 Post subject: Re: Kane Creek
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:40 pm 
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We only had 3 Jeeps float away down the creek. :lol: Nah, it was a great trail and I think everyone had a good time. The creek was low and in some places it was completely dry.

I'm headed across the street to get a card reader so that I can post pictures. Should have the pics up in the next hour or so.

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