|Short 45 hike into the top of Shamrock slot
canyon – it took 5 hours to squeeze to the finish.
|A rare wide area for lunch break –
grab a nice soft rock and relax!
|One of 3 short rappels with preset anchors.|
|Approaching the narrowest canyon in
the U.S. (10 inches) – go high? or
go low? Your choice.
|Going high, keeping the feet on one
side, with back and shoulders against
the other for about 300 yards. Like
doing 1,000 push ups.
|Going low – Mike gets stuck in the 10 inch crack.
Zen yoga breathing – out to collapse the chest to
squeeze into the crack, which severely restricts
the next breath IN. Only 3 of 6 made it through
the infamous “Fat Man’s Gulch”.
|The price to pay for the big squeeze – shredded
clothes, to be burned on the last day.
|The final rappel into icy slimy water.|
|The journey ended.|
|Two hard days of slot canyoning –
break out the beer!