DAY 2 BEHUNIN CANYON ZION CANYONEERINGSeptember 09, 2014
The morning was windy and a bit cool as it swept a light chill across the surface of our tired bodies while getting ready for the day. I intentionally left my sweater at the campsite to get a bit more chilly before we started our hike up to the west rim trail and down behunin canyon.
|Angels landing connector trail to the west rim and Behunin Canyon|
|Entry point into Behunin Canyon|
|1st Rappel of Behunin Canyon|
|4th rappel in behunin canyon|
The first rappel consisted of a 100ft drop down a steep slope to a ledge with a tree. We had to catwalk 50ft across this small ledge and clip into the bolts so we would not tumble down the first rap. I tied a pull line to the mainline and blocked the raps with a Biner and a clove hitch through out most of our raps. We rapped down the first drop, pulled the rope and threaded the rope through the next anchor in place. The 2nd rap was about 150ft down a slope and some free hanging sections. For the third rap, we had to clip in before getting off rope because the next 150ft drop was about a 30-45 degree slope than free hanging. This have us a new variation to what a tree hugger is and instantly became intimate with our oxygen bearing friends hanging over the edge. We pulled the rope and rapped the third rappel into a pothole. The final rap was another 130 ft which brought us to the bottom and the beginning of behunin canyon.
|4th Rappel in Behunin Canyon|
|Finally at the base of beginning of Behunin Canyon|
|Behunin canyon's Narrow gorge watercourse|
|8th rappel from the bottom Behunin Canyon|
|Canyon walls of Behunin Canyon|
|on the last ledge overlooking behunin canyons wash onto the grotto and emerald pools of Zion National Park|
|Adam Haydock Rappelling the last 160ft rappel in Behunin Canyon|