The canyon itself is a geological circus, with green cliffs of decomposing mica, and pink and yellow slopes of oxidizing iron salts, wide washes and narrow slots.
The canyoneering portion was pretty straightforward and every rappel had an established anchor. We breezed through for a delightful if somewhat hot few hours of back country goodness.
|Climbing away from the start in 20 Mule Team Canyon.|
|Hiking up a wash to the first real climbing.|
|Looking down to 20 Mule Team Canyon.|
|Top of the climb, 1845'.|
|Yellow, green and red from the metals and minerals in the ground.|
|I believe Annette was demonstrating some kind of cheerleading routine. Or maybe not.|
|Rich on the first rappel.|
|Annette on second rappel.|
|Kevin meat anchoring at an anchor built out of rocks.|