Light at the End of the Tunnel
Light bounces off each wall differently near the confluence of Wire Pass and Buckskin Gulch.
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Datura Seed and Leaves
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Outside the Slot Canyon
Seeing the entrance to a slot canyon makes the mystery of their formation very little clearer.
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Cobble and Log
The canyon opens up here into a small chamber that collects the cobble that rushes through a slot canyon during a flash flood.
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The crack visible on the wall ahead gives clues as to why this section of the slot canyon has walls that are nearly straight for 30 or 40 feet.
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Some places in Buckskin Gulch the cobble piles up during floods and dams up the water flowing through. It's cold and murky but you just have to wade through if you are going to pass on.
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