Day 8– Major cyn between Red Wall & Palmer

To wrap up my Feb 2014 trip, I ended things on a high note by hiking the undocumented major canyon between Red Wall Canyon and Palmer Canyon.  I started by hiking the entire lower canyon and noting the two arches and gorge of massive boulders before getting stopped by a dry fall about 3/4 of a mile in.  Then, I used a 2 hour long ridge bypass that I charted out at home to access the upper canyon.  Once I got into the upper canyon, I hiked down until I reached another dry fall.  I then turned around and hiked back up through some beautiful red narrows.  I ran out of daylight before I could finish the last mile of the upper canyon.  And there were more narrows to see.

A boulder filled gorge in the lower canyon
A boulder filled gorge in the lower canyon
Finally getting into the middle canyon via a long bypass
Finally getting into the middle canyon via a long bypass
Beautiful red narrows in the upper canyon
Beautiful sculpted narrows in the upper canyon
Another preview picture of the narrows
Another look at the narrows