Leprechaun Canyon

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Leprechaun Canyon

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After a stellar day descending Zero Gravity, we headed over to a beautiful little slot known as Leprechaun Canyon.  Our friends David and Gee had taken us down this one the previous year, and we were eager to once more snake our way down the tight curves of this stunning canyon.  The shapes and textures of the rock in this canyon are gorgeous, and although I shot these photos in color, I decided to process them as black and whites in order to highlight these features.

 

Sunrise at camp.  © Eric Mickelson

Sunrise at camp.

 

Amy on one of a handful of rappels in Leprechaun Canyon. © Eric Mickelson

Amy on one of a handful of rappels.

 

Stemming our way through a relatively open section. © Eric Mickelson

Making our way through a relatively open section.

 

© Eric Mickelson

David works his way down. Love the textures in the rock here.

 

Amy pauses to appreciate the beautiful canyon light. © Eric Mickelson

Amy pauses to appreciate the beautiful canyon light.

 

Gee leaping over a small pool. © Eric Mickelson

Gee leaping over a water-filled pothole.

 

© Eric Mickelson

David rappelling. Amy stemming.

 

Gee Wirt, desert rockstar.  © Eric Mickelson

Gee Wirt, desert rockstar.

 

Amy exiting the canyon in beautiful light.© Eric Mickelson

Amy, exiting the canyon in beautiful light.