Canyoneering! We finally got out again! The last time we went canyoneering was all the way back in June when we did Christopher Creek. As Nancy was 31 weeks pregnant this time, we decided that we would choose a simple canyon. The one we settled on was El Capitan Canyon. It's one of the shorter ones in our Arizona Canyoneering book and was supposed to be almost entirely dry. This ended up not being true, probably because it had rained pretty steadily the past two days. It was also fairly close to Phoenix, which was important because we were leaving Paul with friends all day. But, as you'll see in the pictures, it had running water! This made it pretty awesome, and thankfully the water wasn't that cold. Nancy, of course, did awesome, like she always does. This canyon was definitely more intense than the one we did the last time she was pregnant (well, this pregnant anyway), but it definitely didn't bother her.
As far as the canyon was concerned, it had some fun rappels. A few of the things we rappelled we probably could have downclimbed if the water hadn't been running. The running water definitely made everything beautiful, though. I took the pictures for this canyon with my Epic action camera. I like the wide-angle lens on it and how much of the scenery it grabs. What I don't love about it is how fast it eats through a set of batteries. I took a bunch of pictures in the early, open parts of the canyon, and I barely got any pictures of the cool parts of the canyon in the narrows because my batteries were dead. Dustin took a cool video of us doing a Tyrolean Traverse for Chanel (his wife, for those at home who don't know Dustin and Chanel), and took a cool picture of me with a waterfall, but as usual, he's Bogarting the pictures. You'll just have to work with the following:
|First cascade/waterfall (kind of) we saw.|
|Who knew that wide-angle lenses took such great selfies?|
|Another sweet scene.|
|Nancy in one of the coolest spots in the canyon. There was also a sweet tunnel, but my battery was dead so I didn't get a picture of it.|
|For good measure, some proof of what a great day Paul had with his friend.|