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1 trip3 trip Water Canyon - Hildale
Date: 07/18/2020
Beautiful canyon. This may be a beginner technical Canyon from the midpoint optional drop in, but the upper section is no joke. Amazing rap down 170ft wall. Some swimmers. Stemming narrows. Keeper pothole avoidance. The upper section is a must.
1 trip Boundary Canyon - Zion West Side
Date: 06/18/2020
Group of 7 left St. George at 5:00am and got started on the MIA road at 7:30am using Ryan’s waypoints. Bushwhacked in a couple of miles to the entrance of the Boundary watercourse. Boundary was flowing, but definitely not a ton of water (Class B). After 11 raps through some of the most beautiful cliffs, countless waterfalls and some more bushwhacking, we eventually hit the confluence of Kolob Creek. We arrived late due to the size of our group and were a little worried that we might not have enough time to make it out of the canyon before dark, so we ate some food for about 15 minutes and hustled down the Kolob narrows (I didn’t have time to pull my camera out of the dry bag to take any pictures, so you will have to trust me…they were spectacular). The Kolob dam was releasing at 35CFS above us, so the flow was pretty strong. After exiting the narrows, we arrived at our exit point—the much maligned MIA Exit (which shockingly does not mean “Missing In Action”). A cumulative 2200 vertical feet in just over a mile and a half, most of it on all fours through some significant exposure. Back to the cars by 10:45pm. Long day and we paid the price, but totally worth it. One of the most beautiful canyons I’ve ever seen.


Boundary Canyon - Zion West Side

Boundary - June 2018