The water was cold and STINKY! I felt a little bit like I was swimming through the sewer. What could be more fun?
This is me, happily posed for a repel down into the cold water.
This is me, unhappily showing off the hair that Dave was obliged to saw off with his leatherman knife after it got sucked into my atc with the rope. Luckily I was about a foot off the groung so he was able to reach it and cut it off. Lesson learned: always tie your hair in a tight bun when repelling!
The view from the bottom of the canyon is pretty spectacular. Then again, Zions is pretty spectacular no matter where you are.
This was our last repel--100 feet of freefall, without even a cliff to steady your feet on. The worst part was dropping off the edge and having nowhere for your feet to go. I had to stare straight agead and inch my way slowly down, unlike Brian who flew down so fast his hand blistered through his leather glove. The trip was a lot of fun though, and I would highly recomend Pine Creek for those who like short, intense, canyoneering.