AMERICAN CANYONEERING ASSOCIATION (ACA) FALL 2003 RENDEZVOUS
Sept 20, 2003
A group of about a dozen canyoneering enthusiasts hooked up Utah and Colorado for trips down four canyons. There had been flash flooding in the Cedar Mesa area of Utah and fresh snow in the mountains of Colorado a few days before the Sept. 11, 2003 Rendezvous. This meant some jeep roads were washed away, potholes were pretty full, and in the mountains of Colorado water was flowing fast and cold. Check out some pictures from the four canyons we did.
Maidenwater Canyon was the maiden voyage for a new digital 3D camera, as well as for my left leg, broken last May in a waterfall-jump in Maglia Canyon in France. Fortunately, both the camera and the leg worked well - and are looking forward to more canyons this season.
MAIDENWATER - South Fork: A somewhat monotonous downclimb-into-pools slot west of Lake Powell.
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FRY: A pretty sculpted-rock canyon opposite
Fry Canyon Lodge. Due to recent rain, White Canyon was
flowing and the Fry Canyon pools were swimmers.
WOLF CREEK (LOWER CANYON): Near Pagosa Springs
- nice waterfall raps, not too difficult, cold snowmelt.....
WOLF CREEK (UPPER CANYON): 8 waterfalls
in a beautiful setting. Water seemed colder in the early am than
yesterdays trek after noon.
Pretty good hammering in a couple of drops.