Friday, May 1, 2015

A Slot Canyon

Slot canyons are uncommon but not rare. There are likely hundreds of these unique canyons in Utah and Arizona and other states. I went through my first slot canyon when I was a young teenager and that set the pattern for a lot of my hiking since then. The longest hike involved the Pariah Canyon in Southern Utah across the border into Northern Arizona, but only portions of that canyon could really be considered a slot canyon. Most of the canyons are dangerous during rainstorms and some, may become flooded even though the rain is miles away. Every so often, people get killed hiking in slot canyons from the floods. If you want to see what it is like to get caught in a flash flood in a slot canyon see

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