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Frye Creek Canyon - S'moresTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Sep 06 2014
desert_boonie
Canyoneering2.00 Miles 720 AEG
Canyoneering2.00 Miles   5 Hrs      0.50 mph
720 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break
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A week ago my buddy Jake told me he couldn't go out this weekend, a few days ago he said things had changed, today we had a pretty good time.

He's been to this area before doing the non technical middle section of the canyon so he pitched the idea to me to hit this canyon up. At first I didn't want to drive out that far for a day trip but I don't get to venture with Jake too often as our schedules are so different so of course I was game.

We get there in the morning and it looks like a good rain storm was going to grace us with her presence. We parked at the bottom of the reservoir, gathered our gear and off we went. As we hiked up the road we played an awesome game, how many bud light cans would we find. Unfortunately the answer was too many to count. Once we could see the amount of water flowing through the canyon which made us both look at each other with excitement, this was going to be good.

Once we entered the canyon near an apparent gauging station, the sun came on out and actually made getting into the cool water pretty enjoyable. The upper portion of the canyon was a warm up for the bottom portion. So many rappels, all of them in waterfalls. The middle section offered a double dip slide that at first glance looks like a water trap to break most of the bones in your body. Luckily at this portion there was a group of kids enjoying the water so Jake and I did what any responsible adult would do, we asked the kids to slide down the rock to make sure it was good for us. The plan worked pretty well and this waterpark ride was actually pretty fun.

The short middle brushy section isn't too bad or long and is worth the bushwhacking as the lower portion of this canyon provides you with some of the most fun you can have in water.

I only have two warnings for anyone who is going to do this canyon. You can slip and break a bone or two at any time, and once you do this canyon in the water you will never want to do a canyon that doesn't have water in it ever again. :)
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