Growing a Slot Canyon
This image was created during a hike with Alex Kunz in one of the Wilderness areas of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. The 1 meter pit you see will someday, in the distant future, be the new canyon floor. The canyon itself was around 100 yards long and in some places you could 'crab walk' over the collapsed areas and in others you had to just jump in and walk on the new floor. It was pretty narrow, making photography difficult and using a tripod frustrating.
How long did the hike take you - to and from where you parked when you arrived to get to inside the slot canyon? How hot was it in the desert outside the shade of the canyon walls? It looks like it would be a difficult hike to carry a water, some food, a tripod and somewhat heavy camera equipment particularly over uneven terrain.
My wife wants to go to Paria Canyon and photograph "The Wave" so we will probably start applying for the lottery to go there next year (I don't have much vacation this year). The chance of winning is 4% in most months but it can be 20% in January (I can't do January 2016, but maybe January 2017). I'm not sure we are in shape to make the hike though so we need to train to get ready. In Florida, we walk on sand so it's easy. Walking on rocks is another matter expecially when carrying a heavy back back.
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