Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Death Hollow/Slickrock Wilderness Llama Trek

Death Hollow/Slickrock Wilderness Llama Trek in Utah

April 24-28, 2012  *  $1,035
For more info contact:    
Carol Kurt OR 970-925-6648

This llama supported trek takes you into the high desert area between the Escalante River and Boulder Mountain. You will make a base camp in a seldom used, or even seen, area that is a transition zone between mountain and desert vegetation. Expect to see verdant clumps of manzinita and some ponderosa pine stands, as well as abundant slick-rock paintbrush and twisted shaggy bark junipers. The numerous rock formations are sometimes twisted, making this a painter’s paradise!

From the base camp you will spend one day hiking into the narrow and famous Death Hollow Wilderness Area. Also, one day will be spent in remote Sand Creek. On several day excursions you will also come across Anasazi Indian ruins and abundant lithic sites. Expect to see plenty of interesting geologic formations, plunge pools, archeological sites and hopefully lots of wildflowers too. Check out our photos from previous trips.

The $1035 price of the trip includes llamas carrying all gear, camping equipment (including tents, sleeping bags and pads) and food. The price does not include transportation to Utah, motel and meals in Boulder, Utah, and outfitter tips.

You will carry your daypack with your usual 10 essentials and will be allowed to bring an extra 15 pounds of personal items which will be packed on the llamas. You need to be able to hike at a B level and will be expected to do an A or B level hike each day of the trip (approximately 6-8 miles each day). You must be able to navigate slickrock, climb with some exposure and do water crossings.

For more information please contact Carol Kurt or 970-925-6648. Or complete and send the form from the CMC website.