Day 3– Rockfall Canyon (Echo/Slit)

Today we hiked out to the major canyon between Echo & Slit with one goal. We wanted to get past the boulder blockade that has stopped all previous hiking groups one mile into the canyon. And we did it! With the help of sheepranch, he was able to get us all up and over the boulder blockade. We ended up successfully hiking the entire canyon up to the head and then we looped back to Hole-In-the-Wall via Slit Canyon. This is considered a first ascent of this canyon and major accomplishment, as no group has ever documented covering this entire canyon before. All in the group agreed that the most appropriate name for this canyon was Rockfall Canyon, as the endless rockfalls and boulders are the defining feature of the canyon. Tomorrow is a day off for family activities.

Early part of Rockfall Canyon before the major obstacle
Early part of Rockfall Canyon before the major obstacle
Getting into the dramatic upper canyon scenery
Getting into the dramatic upper canyon scenery
Our hiker standing on another area of a great rockfall
Our hiker standing on another area of a great rockfall
Very high up in the canyon now and still interesting
Very high up in the canyon now and still interesting