Day 7– Fall 1st Side Canyon

Today I explored Fall Canyon’s 1st Side Canyon, which was a very difficult task.  As some may know, the 1st Side Canyon is blocked immediately by a couple of dry falls as noted when hiking up Fall Canyon.  As I was curious about this canyon, I decided to check it out.  Details of the routes I used to get in and out will be provided in my report.  Once in the Fall 1st Side Canyon, I hiked back down to look over the major dry falls near the bottom.  Then, I hiked up both forks as far as I reasonably could to see what was there.  The right fork has some nice slot narrows at the end.  The left fork gets steeper and steeper with more and more boulders the farther a hiker goes.  Eventually, I had enough so I turned back.

After exiting via Palmer Canyon and hiking out the Fall Canyon trail, I met two people from Canada who had hiked Fall Canyon today.  They called out my name as they recognized me since they have used this site quite a bit.  It was nice to meet you, Paulo and Cecelia.  I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip.

Looking into Fall Canyon from the top of the major dry fall of Fall 1SC
Looking into Fall Canyon from the top of the major dry fall of Fall’s 1st Side Canyon
Slot narrows at the end of the right fork
Slot narrows at the end of the right fork
More of the right fork narrows
Steve in the right fork narrows
Left fork boulder narrows near my stopping point
Left fork boulder narrows near my stopping point