Ancient map of the Colorado River canyon system pecked into the wall at the start of Moki Canyon.
Water seeping from a wall early on in Moki Canyon.
Our group working its way around the first pour-off in Moki Canyon.
The rapidly-evaporating pool at the base of the high pour-off that effectively ends hiking in Moki Canyon.
Looking across the slickrock & vegetation that separates Moki Canyon from Calico Canyon.
Overlooking Calico Canyon from its lower east rim.
On the floor of Calico Canyon.
The slickrock wall that guards access to the west rim of Calico Canyon.
Calendar-wise it may be late winter, but Newberry's Twinpod is already in bloom.
Is this the locoweed Jock munched on before becoming a high pour-off rimwalker?
Audrey coming down from the seep where cave primrose was in flower.
Cave Primrose, another late winter-early spring bloom.
Tom visiting the seep with the cave primrose high on the west rim of Calico Canyon.
Tom carefully coming down the wall below the seep.
Susie & Scott Steinberg soaking up the sunshine on the slickrock above Calico Canyon.
Sandy, Audrey, Laura, Judi, & the White Knight sit inside the Circle of Trust.
Audrey & Laura distracted by an off-camera fellow-hiker.
Jack & Tom preparing to rouse the troops for the trek home.
Mike Binyon buckles up.
Tom & Judi approach the jump that will take them off the west rim of Calico Canyon.
A turtle rock found on the floor of Calico Canyon.
The heavy brush that blankets the floor of Calico Canyon as it merges with Bootlegger Canyon.
Corona Arch as seen from the east rim of Calico Canyon.
Zooming in on Corona Arch from the top of Calico Canyon.
In the distance, railroad tracks bisect the canyon walls of Bootlegger Canyon.
A small pool on the slickrock funneling toward Moki Canyon.
Some of the terrain found on the rooftop between the two canyons.
Our intrepid hikers picking their way down the slickrock on the way back to Moki Canyon.
Slickrock blankets both rims of Moki Canyon.
A solitary tree flanks the pool at the end of Moki Canyon.
Enjoying the shade beneath the pour-off.
Tridents wave us farewell as we leave the canyons behind, if only for a day.
Tom's map of our out & back hike, which came to about 5 miles.