The Narrows is the walk up the Virgin River where the canyon walls close in. Much if the walk is wading through the river and when it is almost snowing outside, the water is pretty chilly too. We hired 'dry suits' - full body suits that go over your clothes to keep you dry - they worked pretty well - and special river shoes (worn over wet-suit booties to keep your feet warm). With all the effort needed to keep your balance and wading upstream, the only time I really felt cold was when we stopped for lunch. I would, however, like to do the walk on a hot day...
Oh and I'm making a disclaimer re the photo quality since a) I was using my cruddy little compact digital camera (that is waterproof) and b) the stupid thing had an almost flat battery the whole time (despite me charging it only a few days before)
The intrepid gang sets out...
The start of The Narrows walk
Trying to keep to the shallowest bits
It's easier to walk on dry ground
The canyon deepens...
Yours truly striking a manly pose whilst sporting a sexy dry-suit and standing in a creek
Angel went climbing
Ade and John took the deep way
Shadowy corners were very icy and super slippery all day
Frozen pools of water on the edge of the walk
Ted and Melissa contemplate ...
A keen bunch of photographers setting up mid-stream
Heading back down again
Ray of light
A random Mule Deer came wandering up the canyon as we headed down
You get a sense of the scale of the walls...
The end is in sight...