String of Pearls
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Difficulty:3B IV (v3a2 IV)
Raps:11, max ↨200ft
Red Tape:No permit required
14 May 2023
"Nice cool weather for the canyon, with sun out it became hot in a wetsuit. There were series of potholes with pretty cold water. We had to rebuild cai
Sculpted slot canyon especially enjoyable in Spring or after recent rains, when the water in the pools is clear and fresh. In Summer and Fall the stagnant pools get murky and stinky.
Best done as a shuttle from Bonnie Springs. Long approach along the ridge line about 1.5 hours.
Begins with a series of potholes filled with cold water, some deep as chest high-there are no other potholes after these containing water.The canyon itself is not very technical and the raps, although being stated in other beta as being over 100 feet are pretty easy and are mostly low angle.
A boulder field mixed in with sharp brush-this goes for about 1/4 of a mile. Then another mile across sharp brush with a dash of cactus thrown in. When the terrain flattens out you'll want to head for the large metal tower off to the left, the trail is marked with cairns. You will see a metal fence, go right and pass the little power plant, this trial will take right in the backdoor of Bonnie Springs Ranch-they were very friendly to us. Also I should mentioned we parked our cars down by the Railroad Station out of courtesy to the owners of Bonnie Springs Ranch.
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