A week ago we went what I believe they call canyoneering (we just called it fun), and as usual, it was a whole lot awesome and a little bit crazy.
Day 1: Leprechaun Canyon
We loved Day 1 so much, we decided to stay and have a
Day 2: Monkey Business Canyon
Heading into the canyon.
And then the guaranteed awesome met the guaranteed crazy, because nothing with Nicolas is ever, how shall we say, unchallenging:
See Nick's foot? Now look way down to the bottom. That's Acacia who just shimmied down 30ft with her hands and feet.
Cayenne is on a ledge part way down, and still not sure she's digging this section. (She loved it once we were at the bottom of the slot.) And here's me, wondering if I'm going to get stuck partway down...
And it was amazing! I'm still 10 feet above Acacia here, and it's so narrow, my shoe is stuck. You can see it all bendy. Thank goodness it wasn't my butt stuck. That would've been embarrassing.
Descending the 500ft to the canyon floor required some ropes and wading through waist deep 40 degree water. So yeah, the "little bit crazy" part lasted a few hours.
One more super fun rappel into a beautiful glade at the canyon's bottom.
Cayenne coming down the second half of the last rappel.
And then we hiked along the canyon floor for a while, climbed the 500ft back out, and walked a few miles back to the car. It took us 6.5 hours round trip.
I was sore, bruised and scraped, but felt so alive—as I always do with my Nicolas.
Happy Anniversary my Awesome Crazy Husband!