Album: Panamint Valley: Hall Canyon


Category
Outdoor Adventures
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Album Date
10/18/2008 12:00:00 AM
Date Added
1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

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10/18/2008 6:05:38 AM
Start time: 6:05am. Just outside the Indian Ranch gate. 
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10/18/2008 6:32:32 AM
We stayed well outside the Indian Ranch property and then passed by this large boulder on our way to the mouth of the canyon. 
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10/18/2008 6:49:20 AM
End of the dirt road inside the mouth of the canyon. 6:49am. 
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10/18/2008 7:00:01 AM
Looking up into the lower part of Hall Canyon 
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Flowing water 
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Near the start of the old miner's "trail" on the north side of the canyon 
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Looking up at the waterfall at the last rappel 
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Abort! We mistakenly followed a bighorn trail until it rounded a corner where it was extremely dangerous to proceed further. 
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10/18/2008 8:12:32 AM
We then descended down into the next canyon north of Hall which we should have done earlier. 
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Several minutes after dropping into the next canyon to the North we made a left turn at a fork in the canyon. 
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9:40am. Our first look into the impressive gorge below. 
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Now back on the main ridge on the North side of Hall Canyon 
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Approaching the cabin at the meadow & spring 
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At the cabin. 10:23am. 
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Cabin at the spring 
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Hardly needs any cleaning 
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Let the bushwhacking begin! 11:13am. We start down the canyon. 
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Remains of an old fence in what seems like a rather odd location 
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What fun 
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Thrashing through willows in Hall Canyon 
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Ugh! 
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Nearing first rappel 
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Looking down at the first rappel 
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Anchor is on the south side 
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Marker placed by Steve Smith (1st descent party) in 1994. The anchor is here as well. 
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Rappel #1 
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Looking back at the first falls 
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Rappel #2 
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Mike on the 2nd rappel 
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2nd rappel. This one's a little wet and there's a pool at the bottom but you can skirt around it. 
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Lower part of the 2nd rappel 
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Anchor for 3rd rappel placed by Steve Smith (10/9/94) 
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Anchor (1 good bolt, 1 old bolt) for the rappel into or around the "deep slot" 
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Anchor for the 9th? rappel 
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This resident had a prior claim to our bivy spot 
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Yikes! This guy had a den next to our bivy spot.  
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Out of time. It's obvious we have to bivy at this point. 6:00pm. 
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Just after sunset. 6:10pm. 
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Mike and his "rope blanket" 
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10/19/2008 2:13:39 AM
2:13am. It started to get a bit cool so we built a small fire to keep us warm. 
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Morning. 7:14am. 
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8:04am. Mike starts down the beautiful 9th? rappel. 
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Oh joy ... yet more bushwhacking. Will this torture never end? Answer: No. 
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Anchor for final rappel (#15): one piton and one 1/4 in bolt on south side of canyon 
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Final waterfall was rather impressive 
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Mike on the final rappel 
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Road at the mouth of the canyon. 12:08pm. 
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Next canyon north of Hall 
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Looking back toward Hall Canyon 
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Our 2 day adventure is finally over. 12:40pm. 
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