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Canyonlands Packrafting with Molly Loomis

Photographer Moe Witschard joined Molly Loomis on a never-before-done packrafting route in Canyonlands National Park
  • Molly Loomis and Andy Tyson hiking in lower Indian Creek, Day 2
  • Molly and Andy explore around the "jump" in lower Indian Creek about 1 mile above the CO river. A "jump" is a desert hiker's term for a steep pour off in the canyon bedrock that must be detoured around rather than hiked directly.
  • Packrafts on the Colorado river about 2 miles downstream from where we launched them at Indian Creek
  • Molly and Andy hike through the Doll House, Maze District.
  • They check the map in camp.
  • Hiking down into Shot Canyon there are heavy rock steps held in place solely by the friction between them and steeply sloping slab below.
  • In April, the Cottonwood trees are just leafing out. It's breakfast time in lower Indian Creek.
  • Molly Loomis and Andy Tyson in their packrafts at the confluence of the Colorado River and the Green River
  • While taking off the water at Spanish Bottom, a very steep bank made it necessary to set up a hand line to facilitate the raising of boats and gear.
  • Molly Loomis and Andy Tyson head toward Shot Canyon from the Land of Standing Rocks
Molly Loomis and Andy Tyson hiking in lower Indian Creek, Day 2
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Molly Loomis and Andy Tyson hiking in lower Indian Creek, Day 2

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