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Parashant

Post by Sycamore » Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:56 pm

I do like to type that name.

I saw in a press release that Parashant National Monument was going to get some Stimulus money for some gates (to protect visitors and resources). Has anyone heard what/where they will be gating?

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Re: Parashant

Post by Sandman » Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:26 am

Ranger Ray posted his phone number on the old message board. Maybe he has some information on the Parashant for us.

"If you have questions about taking ATV, OHV, rails, etc onto NPS lands, please call before you go...435-688-0701 Happy Trails"

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Re: Parashant

Post by Sycamore » Thu May 14, 2009 7:32 pm

I found out, they will be gating some abandoned mines.

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Re: Parashant

Post by Sandman » Fri May 15, 2009 10:08 am

Thats a good thing! Over in this area, our volunteer group has paticipated in projects to fence open mine shafts to protect unsuspecting OHV riders from taking a one way trip down. It seems like every year I read about some unfortunate soul falling into one. Quite often, the victim is a kid.

Sycamore, if you are out and about in the Parashant, please take some time and post a trip report for us all to enjoy. My adventures there have me yearning to go back.

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Re: Parashant

Post by Tommy » Fri May 29, 2009 4:40 pm

Yes I love this area too. I was recently at the Grand Gulch Mine and I saw that some of the arches that are still standing in the stone ruins of the old buildings were supported with wood structures and blocked off with temporary Tortoise fence, near the old dump trucks. I can probably scrape up a picture, but here is a link to our adventures:

http://desertratz4x4.googlepages.com/

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Re: Parashant

Post by CowboySlim » Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:51 pm

I just got back the last of May myself, Tommy.
Didn't see you there. :shock:
But we were over on the east side this time, near Jensen Twin Tanks.
Looked for Ranger Ray at the Toroweap Station, but no one there.
I'll post when one of our bunch posts a trip report.
In the meantime:
This link will take you to the pictures from our AZ strip trip, May,2009

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomweiss/s ... 961055919/

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Re: Parashant

Post by Desert Cruiser » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:22 pm

We've spent a lot of time going down to Tuweep (there are several different ways) on the many different roads down. It sure is nice down there. Here's a link to our site with a trip to tuweep, and others.
http://www.dustb-gone.com/trips/grandcanyon.html

There's a lot of interesting side roads that we haven't looked into yet. I did look at both the links above, and thanks. Never enough time ----
Don....

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Re: Parashant

Post by Tommy » Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:50 am

CowboySlim wrote:I just got back the last of May myself, Tommy.
Didn't see you there. :shock:
But we were over on the east side this time, near Jensen Twin Tanks.
Looked for Ranger Ray at the Toroweap Station, but no one there.
I'll post when one of our bunch posts a trip report.
In the meantime:
This link will take you to the pictures from our AZ strip trip, May,2009

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomweiss/s ... 961055919/
Nice pics! Most look familiar but a few do not. We were down there the first weekend in May, Cinco de Mayo. If you are able to make it out the three days following Thanksgiving you are welcome to join us. We go to the Copper Mountain Mine that time every year.
Desert Cruiser wrote:We've spent a lot of time going down to Tuweep (there are several different ways) on the many different roads down. It sure is nice down there. Here's a link to our site with a trip to tuweep, and others.
http://www.dustb-gone.com/trips/grandcanyon.html

There's a lot of interesting side roads that we haven't looked into yet. I did look at both the links above, and thanks. Never enough time ----
Don....
Don, I stumbled onto your site before and passed the link on to a few friends. I got a few trip ideas too!

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Re: Parashant

Post by Desert Cruiser » Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:00 pm

Thanks Tommy, glad to be of help --- nice everyone here is!

Don....

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Re: Parashant

Post by michael » Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:05 am

I was going to Parashant in Sept of 2007 & it was sooooooooo brutal (heat) at the time I didn't make the turn off, kept on going to Zion. I would love to go soon, maybe have to plan for a little later in the year. I really enjoyed all of the photos that were posted. Thanks for sharing & maybe one day soon I'll get my own.

Michael.

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