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Overview

RATING: 3A/B

Tue

Rain likely before 8am, then snow likely.  Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 45. Windy, with a southwest wind 17 to 22 mph becoming northwest 25 to 30 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

45 | 35

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 44.

44 | 19

Thu

Sunny, with a high near 55.

55 | 23

Fri

Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.

60 | 32

Sat

A slight chance of rain.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Breezy.

60 | 37

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SEASON: Spring, Fall
GEAR: Standard Technical Gear, Keeper Pothole Gear
RAPPELS: 2+ 20 m ( 66 ft. )
WATER: Generally little, but there can be a couple of potholes than hold water.
FLASHFLOOD: Low/Moderate

Tue

Rain likely before 8am, then snow likely.  Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 45. Windy, with a southwest wind 17 to 22 mph becoming northwest 25 to 30 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

45 | 35

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 44.

44 | 19

Thu

Sunny, with a high near 55.

55 | 23

Fri

Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.

60 | 32

Sat

A slight chance of rain.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Breezy.

60 | 37

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North Fork below the final rappel.

North Fork below the final rappel.

Tom Jones named Ho Hum Canyon after our descent of the canyon in December 2004. The name is harsher than it probably deserves, and I found the canyon had more charm than Tom did. Compared to the nearby canyons such as White Roost, Chambers, and North Fork of Robbers Roost, Ho Hum is not as dramatic.

Ho Hum is short, but does have some downclimb and other challenges that make it interesting. It also drops into the upper reaches of the North Fork of Robbers Roost, which I think is a delightful and beautiful section of canyon to hike in. I would not recommend this above other canyons in the area, but think it is worth doing once you have done all the other classics nearby.

Note: On our first trip, we found the canyon in “easy” condition, with shallow pools. I re-visited the canyon many years later and found one pothole in semi-keeper condition and challenging. Be prepared with keeper pothole gear and wetsuits in cool/cold conditions just in case.
Rappel in Ho Hum Canyon

Rappel in Ho Hum Canyon

Top of a rappel in Ho Hum

Top of a rappel in Ho Hum

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