On October 31, 2020, we took a fun lap through Ding and Dang Canyons. This route seemed easy after doing Middle Leprechaun the day before. It was an excellent way to social distance on Halloween Day.
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Friday, October 30, 2020
On October 30th, 2020, Steph, John, Drew, and I ventured through the North Wash classic, Middle Leprechaun Canyon. This was Drew's first real big-boy canyoneering experience, and he did great!
Even though John was much stronger than his 6 year-old self, he seemed to have more difficulty getting through due to his increased size. He also carried his own pack, which added to the challenge. He completed his first solo rappels on this day, which made his Mom and Dad very proud. He was also a tough and helpful teammate, moving packs through tight spaces whenever it was required.
Thursday, October 29, 2020
We had a serious case of cabin fever after staying at home for several months
while avoiding the COVID-19 virus, so we decided to get out and stretch our
legs. We were very excited for our one and only family trip for
2020! Plus it was clearly time to introduce a six-year-old Drew to
So, on October 29th, 2020, Steph, John, Drew, and I headed to Moonshine Wash.
We started our trip with Moonshine Wash because it is a straightforward and beautiful canyon. We hiked down to the junction with the West Fork, found that it was blocked by a deep pool, then simply went back the way we came. It was a great canyoneering introduction for Drew, and we all had a great day together.
Big brother / little brother partner assist. With style!