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Hiking and Photographing Slot Canyons


Aaron Zagrodnick

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Aaron Zagrodnick

Imagine hiking through a dark and narrow slot canyon. So narrow that you’re moving sideways as your chest and shoulder blades are touching the canyon walls as you go. Just around the corner you can see a glow that looks like molten lava pouring down the wall. That’s what the slot canyons of Southern Utah and Northern Arizona can offer. Slot canyons provide some unique hiking challenges and extraordinary beauty as other worldly landscapes unfold right before your eyes. The wild colors, textures and glowing light transport you to another place and time. It’s easy to understand why this region attracts hikers and photographers from all around the world. When preparing for a hike into the slot canyon world, the first thing that comes to mind is safety. There are many different ways to experience slot canyons...

@DustyD shares this intro to hiking the slot canyons of the southwest...while getting some great photos along the way. Check out full article below in Issue 43:

Hiking and Photographing Slot Canyons of Southern Utah and Northern Arizona

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I really like slot canyons, but mostly for a day trip.  The risk of flooding is real.  I don't like the idea of sleeping in one at all. 

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