Moonshine Wash Canyon
March 7, 2015
Take a dirt road south from Green River, UT for about 30 miles. Take a right down another dirt road for a bit. Arrive at Moonshine Wash put-in, there are some camp spots there. Slightly north of Robber's Roost , east of Southern San Rafael Swell, a very interesting zone. Perfect desert for catting, not a lot of cacti, very wide open, vast vistas.
Perfect. Not too hot, totally dry, no water in the canyon
First night camped at Moonshine Wash put-in. Hiked Moonshine Wash the next morning it's fantastic, easy, a few downclimbs nothing technical. We didn't see one other soul the entire day. That night camped on a peninsula of the Green River where the river makes a drastic 180 and almost doubles back on itself. The desert around camp and sheer cliffs into the river were impressive. Next morning hiked into the exit of the Northwest Fork of Three Canyon. It became a slot quickly and had pots filled with water. Navigated a few until it became steeper and bigger, we didn't want to continue with cats and no gear. Checked out a reservoir afterward and tested the cat boogie board idea for getting across stretches of water in slot canyons. It'll go. Checked out Fossil Point upon leaving. Apparently a mile down a dirt road the road ends. Well after a mile it hadn't ended and we saw no fossils.
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