Breakfast the next morning after our run
This day we decide to do a canyon hike.
To get to Behunin Canyon, we followed the same route that we ran the previous day.
On the way up towards Angels Landing.
The trail was carved out of the side of the sandstone rock face.
Lots of switchbacks
Looking down Zion Canyon.
Jason really wanted to get to the top fast.
We took a side detour to the top of Angels Landing.
The park service put up chains
some sections had some scrambling
The top of Angels Landing had great views in all directions.
On the highest point.
Looking back to the saddle where we came from.
Shadow on red sandstone
We took the West Rim Trail to the head of Behunin Canyon. From there we followed the fainter trail down into the canyon.
dropping into the canyon
looking down canyon.
looking back up canyon
lots of colorful leaves.
Andy avoiding the water.
There was much more water than I was expected, but no manditory getting wet.
Approaching the first rappel along an icy stream
Jason at the bottom of the first rappel
Coming down the second rappel
Looking down at the bottom of the 3rd rappel
Andy was happy to do his first technical canyon.
hiking down canyon
Little bit of color in the canyon
One of the narrower sections
Avoiding the water
getting close to the end
Calita on the second to last rappel. The rope got stuck in this rappel and turned into an adventure to get it down.
The canyon ends here, just above the Emerald Pools.
Sunset and we still have a stuck rope. It was totally dark by the time I got off the last rappel. Good Times!!