Last Candition: May 27, 2012
STANK!!! Hoping for wetter conditions we did the full cottonwood with a shuttle. The rough crossing at pleasant creek was too rough for a subaru. the hike in was pleasant, we chose the more northerly tributary/notch to pass over the top of the reef, which was a little brusy. This is a fun way to see the whole canyon, though there is a good bit of open canyon walking before the technical portion. All the rappels had existing webbing and rapides, though we replaced some of the older looking webbing. Most of the canyon was bone dry. There were about 10 poholes of wet slot sections that are possible to stem or maewest over with some effort, otherwise no swimmers, just nasty, smelly pothole water to wade through.
Completely dry except for one very easily skirtable pool. Anchors in good condition. Deadman at final rap is in good condition.