Ya know how good trips always seem to develop their own quotes or sayings? Well, thanks to DH1 and his vast knowledge of YouTube, “Get some nuts!” became the theme of our recent canyoneering trip to Southern Utah. His description of the new commercials featuring Mr. T bullying wimpy guys sounded so hilarious that all i really wanted to do was to get home and google the footage on YouTube. But, fortunately, we stuck it out and had two perfect days in some of the deepest, tightest recessions of Zion National Park.
Mr. T drops into his favorite slot canyon.
Foothill get’s used to rappelling again.
DH1 gets ready for the last of the short rappels.
DH1 gets ready for the first of the big rappels.
Here’s the rappel that had foothill tossing and turning in his sleep the night before.
The final rappel of the day, right into the surging crowds of the Zion Narrows.
I’m not going to say that the canyons we descended were anything particularly difficult. But I did have a “superstar moment”, when buying ice cream in a small local market later that night. While standing in line, an unfamiliar, large chinese family surrounded me with big smiles to say, “hey, you’re the guy that climbed down into the narrows today!” and proceeded to ask more questions about the feat! Kinda weird to be singled out like that, but when I finally recognized the grandfather that I’d met in the canyon earlier that day I was relieved.
DH1, always looking studly if the face of adversity. Sometimes in the face of poopy smelling water too.
All this canyoneering and I was home in time to watch Mr. T on YouTube before work on monday, Sweet!