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Like soul-crushing tamarisk bushwhacking? Want to experience the claustrophobic sensation of a true desert thrash? This is the canyon for you, and I would recommend evaluating what choices you have made in life to have arrived at this point.
In all seriousness, Bushwhack Boogie offers a couple of different approaches and possible exits. If you choose wisely, the soul-crushing bushwhack is minimized and the day dawns much brighter than if you choose poorly. The canyon itself is charming, maybe 2.5 or 3 out of 4 stars, and worth doing. The rappels stair step down when the sandstone layers change, and all short drops offer nice seeps and picturesque small pools.
A very awkward rappel, a brief section of 5.6 climbing, and tricky route finding make this an intermediate or even advanced canyon. The reward is an amazing area with big views, nice but short narrows, and intricate and rewarding route finding.
Two approaches are given:
Alcove Amble Approach - The easiest and best approach lengthens the bad road driving and puts the difficult route finding at the end of the day, but minimizes the bushwhack.
Bushwhack Approach - This offers the best road and gets the tough route finding done at the start of the day. The downside is, you guessed it, bushwhacking.