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Any opinions would be very welcomed.
Was originally planning Aspen for May, until I realized it was still going to be Winter there that time of year.
Anyone have any recommendations for a week long trip in may?
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Grand Gulch though by late may it will be getting kind of warm and water sources perhaps less reliable.
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Southern Utah would be a good place.  All kinds of choices there.   Badlands/Custer forest in south dakota could be good, ive been there in may before.  Also, northern Yellowtone, such as hellroaring and slough creek could be snow free.

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Gila Wilderness, New Mexico.
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Wow. Nice. Thanks for the tips!
I'm doing some research on these locations now. Can't wait!
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Canoe the Green R. just above the Confluence with the Colorado (Canyonlands NP). Do dayhikes and short BP's away from the river. River is relatively benign there, scenery awesome, a canoe camp relatively comfy. Eary May perfect timing. Arches, ruins. A credible nomination for "best flatwater trip anywhere."
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Gila Wilderness, New Mexico.

There's a reason Mr. Leopold pushed for it to be our first Wilderness. I don't think you'll find a finer suggestion.

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Gila Wilderness, New Mexico.

There's a reason Mr. Leopold pushed for it to be our first Wilderness. I don't think you'll find a finer suggestion.

Be sure to check on which areas have recently burned.   Those fires covered a big area.
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Gila Wilderness, New Mexico.

There's a reason Mr. Leopold pushed for it to be our first Wilderness. I don't think you'll find a finer suggestion.

Be sure to check on which areas have recently burned. Those fires covered a big area.

It's the western part (Whitewater and surrounding areas) ... still need to get over there but it's snowing now.

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