Last Candition: May 19, 2011
Very little water.
All was avoidable with some easy/low stemming.
Took a group of six through and it took us 1 hr 50 minutes car to car. There is very little water which we easily avoided. Bolt is still missing at one of the significant downclimbs half way through
Waist-high water at the wider long hallway. We didn't check to see if the bolts were back.
With careful stemming and balancing on rocks one can stay entirely dry through the canyon, otherwise expect ankle deep water in one or two places. A bit muddy and slick. Canyon is bolted to the point of absurdity, with one exception: the bolt on one of the significant downclimbs is missing (the empty hole is still there) so be prepared to have at least one member capable of climbing it or able to create a new anchor until someone comes through and rebolts it.
Took my daughter and 3 of her friends that had never done a canyon before. One pool had to waded and was about shin deep. It had about 1/4" thick on it. More new rock slides in the canyon so be careful with the melting snow and water
Fairly dry, some ice and water. The only unavoidable water was frozen solid enough to belly crawl across without breaking it. The road in is in excellent shape, mostly dry with a couple mild snow patches in the shade.
A little bit of snow. Full of cold water. Plan on getting little wet. Some of the bolts are gone
4 of us went through and had a great time, A really fun canyon with lots of variety. we were having so much fun alost missed the exit since we were not even looking for it. Completly dry witch was nice.
Took a group of my co-workers through yankee and boltergeist. Yankee was still holding a small amount of water. Knee deep in about 4 or 5 places. Always a fun little trip
Nice little canyon to do on your way in or out of Zion. A few pools, but they can all be avoided by stemming and/or leaping. Don't know when it happened, but canyon is now completely bolted - even the relatively easy chimney downclimbs. What's odd is that there isn't any webbing or quick link on most of the bolt hangers.
Fun little canyon. It's holding a little bit of water. All but 1 place you can stem over and the one that you can't is only knee deep. The walk out is hot this time of year.
Dry. 1 little nasty section of water. Not an issue. Bugs not an issue. Done at sunset on 6/7.
Yankee Doodle currently contains one small section of water that can easily be stemmed over, otherwise the canyon is completely dry.
The gnats were out in full force, I would probably avoid it for now.
Canyon was fun. Lots of people but it was memorial weekend. Got some more young kids interested in canyons. We took the bug spray but never even used it
We had a nice cool breeze, and there was only one small pool that we stemmed/hopped across. Not too hot, and no bugs!
Tried to take my wife and daughter to their first canyon and got eaten alive by little flying bugs. The girls didn't even go down the first rappel. The whole trip was a bust. Bug reppelent is a must!
Bugs only an issue for us at the parking.
All pools could be avoided by stemming.
Seemed like the best entrance would be the new bolts out left and above the chimney downclimb. We fixed to the tree 40 feet down from the start of the canyon and did a multi-stage drop, which worked fine, but the clean, single drop from the two-bolt anchor looked better. Unfortunately it was already rigged and I didn't feel comfortable rapping someone else's rope without asking.
Mostly dry, any water was avoidable by stemming. Bugs were barely noticeable
Took my dad on his first ever canyon. Yankee is always a good choice for an evening with nothing else to do. No water deeper than our knees. No bugs yet either
Short and sweet, 3 water sections, can pass with stemming, no bugs.