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Ride the Subway

Southwest Tour (cont)

 

Day 3

Simply epic. There’s two ways you can do the famous backcountry Subway- a 8-9 mile ‘bottom-up’ approach where you hike up upstream towards the Subway, and a more technical ‘top down’ hike where you drop-in from above, which involves multiple rappels/swims. Since Zion is the mecca birthplace of canyoneering (and it’d be my first stab at it), I had to choose the latter 🙂

That said, it was a strenuous hike. I’m so grateful that Keane has solid rope management skills… and that dry bags float.

I can blab about the cool tubular chambers we emerged into (hence, the name!), the green against the royal sandstone, but I think the pictures will do it more justice 😉

  • Subway 1
  • Featured 1
  • Plain
  • narrows 1
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  • Subway 1
  • Featured 1
  • Plain
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We also found a cool room right behind one of the waterfalls!

  • Subway 1
  • Featured 1
  • Plain
  • narrows 1
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southwest tour cont.