Subway Canyon, Zion,
pics by Harlan W.
May 18, 2008
These photos were taken with an Olympus 720 SW, which is
water-proof, but has a tiny lens with poor light-gathering power. I forgot to
urn on the flash for several canyon photos. Hence, some photos are blurry.
This was a great trip… 90F on the walk out, thank God we were in direct sun. Three of our compatriots had to turn back –
one to help the other two – because of physical disabilities. I agonize for them, and fully expect they
will complete a similar trip in the next year. I have a soft spot for people with physical disabilities.
The rappels are very short, and if you are a rock climber,
you could probably downclimb all the sections in
low-flow conditions, or just get by with a handline.