It was the first time visiting Jedediah Smith Wilderness, Grand Teton National Park's western neighbor, for Nick S., Mandy, and myself. Not the most talked about wilderness area in the region, so we didn't have a ton of beta to go on. Just a topo and couple of inspiring Google images of an area named Alaska Basin. Instead of the normal night-before departure, we decided to hit the road Friday morning at 6am. A fluid, traffic-free glide up I-15 had us rolling into the charming hamlet of Driggs, ID before 10am. The Grand loomed overhead through the viscous haze that has so far plagued the West this...
It was a classic canyoneering rendezvous with zesty international flare. 6 Salt Lake Citizens, 2 Coloradoans, and 1 Canadian (well, two, technically) converged on the chilly grounds of the Poison Springs complex of southern Utah for a weekend of slot canyon shenanigans.
First on the menu was Constrychnine. On the approach:
Kevin dropping in:
Jeremy following suit:
Dan showing us how it's done:
Ziff on the 190 footer:
Lindsey squeezing through:
Ziff admiring Julie's mad downclimbing skills:
Rick, making Narrow Boyz worldwide proud: