Deer Creek Narrows
Though the narrows itself are short, this is a spectacular route located deep within Grand Canyon. As of June 2012, this route has now been closed by the Park and is no longer a legal canyoneering route. Quite the shame, but it is what it is. These photos were taken from a descent in 2008, and will serve as documentation in case it is one day re-opened. Not surprisingly, I do not agree with this decision, and is a classic example of the poor and seemingly crooked management of our lands, denying tax paying citizens access to a piece of their public land. As stated, the primary reason for the closure is to “protect a significant cultural resource.” This canyon has been regularly visited for the previous 60+ years with very little impact and no prior “cultural significance”…oh well. Enjoy the photos at least.