9 miles of sand, slippery rock, gigantic canyon walls, freezing cold water, and gorgeous, breath-taking views!
The pictures above and below show our descent into the Subway.
And then we started hitting water.
This was my favorite - and hardest - part of the hike. See that perfectly round boulder stuck between the canyon walls? Here we had to repel ourselves down into the coldest water I've ever experienced and the water was over our heads. Then we had to swim through 3 caverns to reach where I'm now standing. It was so cold you had a hard time speaking and focusing until you were out of the water.
Hiking the Subway has to be in the top 10 "greatest experiences" list of my life. It was amazing. And part of what made it so great was hiking with Greg's brothers and sisters (and spouses). So much fun! And our fearless leader - Dave!! We would not have made it through without him.
We are already planning a second trip next summer. This is destined to become an annual McKinnon tradition.