Hiking photos - White River, 2011/06/26
This hike along (and through) the White River was a bit more of an adventure than usual - heavy rain three days earlier meant that the river was running higher than normal.
We all got fairly well soaked, but on such a hot day that wasn't such a bad thing. Our rope got some use as well, providing a bit of extra balance while crossing and marking the best route through some of the deeper sections.
Photos supplied by hikers Jannie R., Andrea M., and Ingo O. - thanks for risking your cameras to take a few snaps!
The first crossing - a taste of things to come.
Crossing a fairly wide section, midway through the hike.
Just before reaching our lunch spot, we had to cross a deep section. Our guides first figured out the best way to get across, finding a few shallower spots where the flow was not too strong.
Then we stretched out the rope, and got started.
The last part of the crossing was a deeper pool.
Coming through the deepest point.
Later on, the river widened and got shallower.
Along the way, we saw a few rafts.
Near the end of the hike, the canyon walls started to get lower.
A flooded pavilion marked our last crossing for the day.