Saturday, October 27, 2012

Egypt 1

On October 27th, 2012, Steph, Tony, Lindsey and I headed through Egypt 1. It was Lindsey's first technical canyoneering adventure.

It is surprising that Egypt 1 doesn't get more publicity. It is more fun than E2, and almost as good as E3. Heck, it is WAY better than E2 if you don't include E2's giant headwall rappel. The slotty section of E1 was much longer and far prettier than we anticipated.

Once in a while you get the right combination of people, weather and adventure. It becomes the recipe for canyoneering euphoria. This was to be the case during our leisurely hike through E1. No racing the clock, no concerns about the obstacles ahead; it was simply a pleasant stroll through an amazing place.

One of the interesting sandstone features that abound in the Egypts. I call this one "The Pig".