Buckinskin Gulch around Dec end

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Buckinskin Gulch around Dec end

Post by rkrathi » Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:24 pm

I would like to day-hike the Buckskin Gulch around Dec 25th. I checked the temperature and precipitation here-
http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/arolrsmain/ ... imate.html

The precipitation and chances of flash floods are NOT the best in the year, but just alright. But it is the coldest time in the year in the gulch.

So is it possible to do the gulch this time of the year ? The number of visitors is very low this time of the yr.
What are the challenges faced doing the gulch in winter ?

I would also be visiting the South Coyote Buttes and if possible "the Wave".


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Re: Buckinskin Gulch around Dec end

Post by Sycamore » Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:50 pm

frostbite is probably a real concern, and hypothermia. You will be in the shade, it will be below freezing every night, and part of the day (in the shade).

be careful, maybe try a day hike or two in the area, before you commit to a long or extended trip.


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