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Old August 2nd 04, 05:47 PM
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Default Where are the narrowest canyons in NorCal?

Hi,

I'm looking for the narrowest, deepest river canyons in Northern
California.

What would be ideal is a 200 foot deep canyon that is only 200 feet
wide at the top. So this may exist only in the true slot canyons made
of sandstone in the desert. But I'm in NorCal so I'm looking for as
close to that as I can get around here.

Clavey Camp on the Tuolumne River looks pretty steep and deep.

Consumnes river gorge is another.

Please post all river canyons that you have seen in NorCal (American,
Toulumne, etc.) that have vertical or steep rock walls on both sides
of the river. The closer to a road the better. Locations and/or web
links appreciated.

thanks in advance for any info you can provide.

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Old August 2nd 04, 06:32 PM
Bill Tuthill
 
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In rec.boats.paddle Steve wrote:

I'm looking for the narrowest, deepest river canyons in Northern California.

What would be ideal is a 200 foot deep canyon that is only 200 feet
wide at the top. So this may exist only in the true slot canyons made
of sandstone in the desert. But I'm in NorCal so I'm looking for as
close to that as I can get around here.


Mill Creek would probably qualify as the canyon with narrowest top.
In some places you can jump across. But it's not very deep.

Balloon Dome Gorge on the Middle Fork San Joachin river might be
the deepest and steepest combo. I haven't been there, but the
Holbek/Stanley guidebook says it's like Yosemite with the walls
a river's width apart.

Hells Canyon (between Oregon and Idaho) is supposedly the deepest
in the 48 states, but it doesn't look like much from river level,
which shows how specious these comparisons can be.

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Old August 3rd 04, 06:42 PM
Greg Dunlap
 
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california creeking at http://creekin.net/ should answer that question
well enough for you.
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Old August 4th 04, 10:10 PM
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Thanks for the info.


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