We got to the Leprechaun Canyon trailhead at about 8:30 in the morning and prepared ourselves for the adventure. After hiking around to the left and middle forks of the canyon, we reached the right fork and started our descent. Coming down was narrow (some spots only 15 inches wide), and we expected it to be cold, seeing as it's December 28th. However, regardless of the layers we were wearing, the weather turned out to be quite dazzling... blue skies, no wind, and to be honest, the sun was relentless while we were in her view. The gloves came off quick and I debated seriously about taking more layers off.
I managed to drench my foot in a pothole about a quarter of the way through, but the rest of the water we encountered was nicely frozen; indeed in some places it was frozen uphill!! That was cool. We even saw "dinosaur tracks"!
We had been through some rather tight places, but had read that this one was darker and even narrower than the rest. And it was true! Tyler led the way and kept us moving onward and upward. We had to squeeze above and below rocks which had wedged themselves in the narrow. There was even a stretch of about 30 feet where we were literally leaning back on the rock at a 45 degree angle just to pass!
After a short rappel the right fork join up with the middle fork. We decided to head up the middle fork through a section called "Belfast Boulevard".Greg and Lance heading up Belfast Blvd
We made it back through Belfast Blvd and headed the rest of the way down canyon. We all arrived safely to our cars and believe it or not, I was uninjured. It was a blast. I think we should all go do a slot together sometime.
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