14/09-14/10/2013 - photos

Participants: Tom Brennan, Rachel Grindlay

Russell Gulch and the Subway

Unusual scenery - walk in on the Kolob Plateau

First abseil in Russell Gulch

Second abseil in Russell Gulch

Russell Gulch looks impressive in places, but this is pretty much the extent of the slot

The final abseil, near the junction with the Left Fork of North Creek aka Great West Canyon aka the Subway

Rachel wading upstream for a look at Das Boot

The first of the three short drops in the Subway

Rachel in the upper section of canyon - this is pleasant but intermittent, and with fairly low walls


The canyon is a little deeper here

Rachel on a short scramble

Because of the number of springs, the water in this canyon was clearer than many of the other ones we did

Clear water as the canyon opens out

The Keyhole Falls abseil, the Keyhole just visible on the right

Rachel in one of the deepest sections of the canyon

The "famous" "North Pole" log

One of the subway-like sections (but not the real one)


Canyon formation

Waterfall above the Subway section

The third abseil, just above the Subway

Classic Subway shot, thanks to another photographer who lent me his tripod to stick my tiny camera on for a long exposure! Beats handholding!

Rachel in the Subway


Looking back up to the Subway

One of many photogenic red algae waterfalls below the canyon


Looking back up the valley of the Left Fork of North Creek - this section takes a couple of hours from the end of the canyon to walk