Just got it figured out.
Matt Z. and I were thinking of sneaking in a one day trip through the world famous Paria Canyon on Tuesday and our only hitch was someone to shuttle us. Fixed that last night. Thank you Philip for shuttling us! It's on!
Never heard of Paria Canyon? It is a spectacular and deep sandstone canyon that in some places is no more than 10 feet in width and in other places 1,000+ foot cliffs overhang above. It is 37 miles long and involves around 300 river crossings and lots of sand! It is so deep, with cliffs so big that there are very few exits to the rim in it's entire length. Once you enter the canyon the best way out is the bottom, at Lee's Ferry.
I did this a few years back in a day, adding the equally famous Buckskin Gulch as the starting point, making it about a 47 mile trip. I wasn't in as good of shape back then and pretty much walked the whole thing. It took me about 16 hours and I was a wreck afterward.
This year should prove to be a lot more enjoyable, being in better shape for this sort of thing. We should be able to move at a decent pace walking and running where appropriate. Also, having a partner to go down the Paria with should be fun. I remember the canyon being so spectacular that I wished I could share it with someone. Matt and I should have a great day of adventure!
Full report to come...