Left Fork of North Creek (aka "The Subway")

This is from the exit of the Left Fork of North Creek (aka "The Subway") slot canyon in Zion Natl. Park. An often photographed location for a good reason, it pretty unique (even in canyon county terms). The hike is a fairly miserable 8 mile round trip scramble up and down a river bed/flood zone with numerous river crossings and lots of boulder-hopping. It's worth it once you round the corner to a truly spectacular section of sandstone. I left a couple hours before sunrise to beat the mid-day rush and had the place to myself for a couple of hours before at least 20 others began crowding the narrow exit. It was a fun day, soon I hope to do the slot top down and explore the whole canyon.