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The narrows of Death Hollow are spectacular, and often visited by a 3+ day backpack from the top. For those looking for a day hike, or short backpack, there is a sneak route. This hike visits some of the best narrows of Death Hollow without requiring an overnight. Those with enough energy can visit the final narrows from the bottom that are an oasis of pools and cascades.
Be warned, however, the short cut comes with a price! The route in requires good route finding skills and persistence. It is often cairned, but seemingly just as often not. Also be warned that, while not as much as the upper sections of Death Hollow, this hike also contains a fair amount of Poison Ivy. Unlike higher up in the canyon, in this section of canyon it is mostly avoidable with a sharp eye. Still, long pants and sleeves are prudent.
You will notice on the hike many piles of cut tamarisk and Russian olive near the river. Land Managers and volunteers have been working together to remove these invasive species from the area. It is a large and long term project, but is really having a positive effect on returning the river back to its more natural state.