Pleasant creek was becoming more "pleasant" by the mile, slowly morphing from a run of the mill meandering stream, to a waterpark-like channel of grooved red slickrock. Note to self: Add inflatable flotation device and towel to backpack.
Just beyond the waterpark, Maikel led us away from Pleasant Creek up into the wide open mouth of adjoining side canyon. About three hundred yards in, the "mouth" began to close... its rocky pursed lips going from oval to a tight vertical slit. Maikel and I managed a way over a few choke-stones and around mud puddles, then lent helping hands to our vertically challenged mates. Nothing like a little mud on shoes to turn slickrock scrambles into accidents waiting to happen.
|Maikel demonstrates how to overcome canyon floor obstacles… if the canyon is narrow enough.|
|Maikel… between a rock and a hard place.|
|Fall in Capitol Reef|