On May 29th, 2016, Steph, Aaron, Christian, Cole and I hiked over the reef then descended Cottonwood Wash.
I did not pick an ideal approach route, but came close. Even if we did hit it right on the head, this canyon is not worth the hike over the reef. Too much sand slogging, not enough action. *yawn* I look forward to all of the other canyons on this planet that are better than this one.
What really broke our hearts was when we were about an hour into the canyon and we ran into a family hiking up from the bottom, no wetsuits, no harnesses. We were geared to the teeth, so they thought we were having more fun than them -but they were sooo wrong!
Special thanks to Steph and the Oakies for toughing this one out. I'm lucky to canyoneer with such great people.