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  Narrows in Wild Horse creek nr. Goblin Valley
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Always try to check locally for the weather locally and up to 50 km away, as even if it is not raining locally a lot of these canyons and washes are linked and a small trickle will turn into a flood very quickly. Try to stay alert, listen for unusual sounds and have an eye for high ground, it may be necessary to get up somewhere pretty fast. In short if there's any possibility of rain anywhere close DO NOT GO IN !!!

Remember Antelope Canyon, August 1997. 11 people died when caught in the canyon by a flash flood that started when it rained 30 kms away.

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  • Written Feb 24, 2008
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