14/09-14/10/2013 - photos

Participants: Tom Brennan, Rachel Grindlay

Middle Echo Canyon

Looking down into Lower Echo Canyon - it's only allowed to descend this section if you reverse it again, as the last abseil is above a tourist track

Rachel on the Middle Echo Trail

Looking down into the bottom of Middle Echo - looks pretty good!

Higher up on the trail, which snakes above the canyon the whole way

One of the dangers of canyoning in Utah - prickly pear cacti

Rachel suited up and ready to go - waiting for Tom!

Rachel in the first corridor of the canyon

Time to get our feet wet

Rachel on the first abseil. All of the abseils are fairly short

At the top of another drop, a short climbdown

Rachel on the second abseil. The other two abseils don't feature as they were in fairly dark sections of the canyon. I did an extra abseil down an awkward little drop that Rachel subsequently jumped to avoid rope retrieval issues.

Canyon formation


Sculpted walls

This is the start of a long, deep and very impressive section of canyon, possibly the most impressive of the trip

In the corridor

Canyon formation

The Echo Chamber

The corridor below the Echo Chamber

In the corridor

In the corridor


After lunch, Rachel has taken off her wetsuit, but there are still a few chilly swims!

View from the trail back down of (front to back) the Organ, Angels Landing and Cathedral Mountain