I was talked into guiding two gal friends down this popular canyon on Labor Day before driving home and was not surprised to find the canyon loaded with other canyoneers. But it's a fun scenic canyon and def much more fun than driving home early. I lucked out again by quickly hitching a ride back up thru the tunnel after dropping the vehicle at the middle switchback. We put on full 3mm wetsuits since we've frozen our rears off in this canyon in the past, but due to lower water late summer conditions they weren't really needed and we were quickly dropping them while waiting at the last rappel. After waiting a good half hour, it was our turn to drop into the narrows and do a quick 3 rappels that drop us into the Great Cathedral and the deep dark narrows beyond. The pool at the bottom of the Cathedral was chest high but the rest of the narrows was pretty much dry as a bone though still just as scenic as ever. Popping out of the narrows, we waited slightly to perform the sloping 80ft rappel and waited much longer before dropping down the super sweet 100ft free hanging rappel. It started to rain while I was setting up that rappel and continued to rain most of the boulder hop & hike down canyon. We were soaking wet by the time we reached the vehicle but were happy when the rain stopped and we could change into dry clothes while soaking in the memories of another great canyon.
Yea, canyoneering is an extreme sport... EXTREMELY dramatic!!! =p