We reached the trailhead just before 7 am and by 7:20 am we had stripped down to shorts and long sleeves, taken our trailhead photos and were off.
(Beginning of trail with first morning light.)
(Going deeper into the frigid slot canyon. About to get real wet and cold.)
(Top photo: Cool side slot. Bottom photo: Much of the day was spent in the water.)
(Somewhere in this section of canyon were the last springs. We sure didn't find them. Beautiful canyon!)
Luckily, we were feeling pretty good for the miles we traveled and all that had transpired and weren't in any extreme danger from lack of water (maybe in hotter months we would be more worried but it was cold and we weren't loosing water to much (I hadn't been sweating the whole time because it was so cold). I was still peeing pretty clear and feeling good. Still, it can make you worry to be in the desert after traveling at least 25 miles in a remote canyon and still having 12 miles left.