Day 2 – Wingate Slot Canyon

In the middle of our 2-day hike down Wingate Wash, we stopped to explore some slot canyons which I had targeted in the area.  The main one of these will be called Wingate Slot Canyon.  In my upcoming report, I will refer to the others (not pictured below) as Wingate Slot 2 and Wingate Slot 3.  The main Wingate Slot Canyon appears to be the only major slot canyon which drains directly into Wingate Wash.  It would be virtually impossible to visit these areas on a day hike due to the sheer distances involved in reaching them.  Wingate Slot Canyon was extremely impressive, having conglomerate rock walls with a variety of colors and textures.  Wingate Slot Canyon is 1 1/2 miles long with most of it having narrow walls the entire way.  Hopefully my pictures will be able to do this beautiful place justice.  This has quickly shot close to the top of my list for being among my favorite canyons in the Owlsheads.  Here are a few teaser images in advance of the more detailed upcoming report.

Lengthy conglomerate narrows in Wingate Slot Canyons
Lengthy conglomerate narrows in Wingate Slot Canyon
Fantastic slot canyon scenery which was always changing
Fantastic slot canyon scenery which was always changing
Wingate Slot Canyon completely changes character partway through
Wingate Slot Canyon completely changes character partway through
Steve in the midst of the Wingate Slot Canyon narrows
Steve in the midst of the Wingate Slot Canyon narrows