Little work for a huge payoff.
July 14 2018
The original plan was to do Pleiades Canyon, but we changed plans due to the flash flood danger.
In the morning, Tim Kern, Justin Kuhn, my wife Kimberly, and me met to do Bull Canyon north of Moab Saturday. It is a pretty good canyon by Moab standards, but it isn't as good as the canyon in say Escalante, Zion, or Robbers Roost.
It was my first technical canyon in the Moab area, but I hadn't been back in several years. The hike across the desert to get to the canyon was hot! Once in the canyon, it was a little cooler and the downclimbs and rappel was enjoyable. To exit the canyon we swam the Colorado River back to the highway. The swim was really refreshing on a hot day and we took life jackets.
In the afternoon we headed for Medieval Chamber, another canyon in the Moab Area. It was a little warm, but extremely hot since there was cloud cover. The rappels were nice and spectacular. Once we were below Morning Glory Arch, there was a gushing spring that we could cool off in. The rest of the hike out was pleasant since we were in and out of the water the whole time.
November 15 2018
Charlie, Terresa, Rob, and I met in Moab in order to do the Medieval Chamber canyon. We made our way quickly to the technical part and were able to avoid the two big pools in the canyon. The rappel at the arch was really nice. Overall, it was an enjoyable canyon and better than expected.
First "canyoneering" trip - guided with Red River Adventures. Enjoyed the free-hanging rappel and walking out onto the arch
A short hike, and not very intense, but on the hike out, I suggest exploring the canyon trail that forks to the left as you are leaving the canyon. There are also several places that are only slightly difficult to climb up the sandstone to the flat top above. This will take you to the Porcipine Rim Trail which offers a scenic highground and will also take you back to teh sandflats if you have a map with area trails. A great way to extend the length of your hike and avoid the problems of getting back to your car.
Fun little canyon,, at the end.
My wife and I did the climb back out below the arch, it was a run out sketch fest but saved us the hike out and shuttle back to the rig.
but too short