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West Canyon Traverse -- An Arizona Adventure

Tue, 2017-02-28

Please join us Tuesday, February 28 at the Los Alamos Nature Center for a presentation by local mountaineers Norbert Ensslin and Ron Morgan.

Last May, six Mountaineers did a canyon traverse near Navajo Mountain, in the same adventurous spirit as a previous traverse of the Northern Sangres in Colorado. This new adventure began with a descent into Forbidding Canyon, followed by a traverse across Cummings Mesa using a previously unreported route.  From there they descended into West Canyon and followed that canyon all the way to Lake Powell.  The trip included open desert travel, a wild saddle on Cummings Mesa, and long, deep canyon slots.  In West Canyon they encountered the Maw of Death, descended the Slippery Slide, swam through cold, dark pools, passed under beetling cliffs, and scrambled around small, picturesque waterfalls.  Norbert and Ron will describe their adventures and show pictures of the beautiful country that they visited.

Social at 6:45, reports of recent and upcoming trips at 7:00pm. Program at 7:30pm.

Photo: Ron Morgan on the Cummings Mesa saddle.


Trip Location: 
United States
37° 2' 2.9796" N, 110° 52' 10.56" W

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