2011 Winter Run – Day 2
Thursday Feb 17, 2011
Day Off At Deer Creek
A Warm Hello and Thank You to Joe Szep and Priss Becker. Joe, thank you for the photos you took in ’57, ’58 and ’59. Priss, thank you for lending us your life jacket from the 1957 river trip. We have used Joe’s photos and your jacket at a number of locations while re-matching Joe’s photos.
Today, some of our group hiked the river trial to Tapeats, then to Thunder River, over to Deer Spring, down Surprise Valley and down to the base of Deer Creek Falls, The raft we left at Across From Deer Creek serves well for our cross river shuttling. The group camped at Across From Deer Creek left about 11:30 AM, and not 30 minutes later, another group arrived from upriver and set up camp. This is Rich and Todd’s Slot Canyon exploring trip. Almost as soon as we had just said hello, about half their group took off with packs for the Cranberry Canyon Route, planning to overnight on the Esplanade and rappelling the upper Deer Creek Redwall Narrows tomorrow.