Canyoneering Sunglow Canyon

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So in the "how to make BCP better" thread I said that I needed to put more trip reports in. So here is the start of a whole bunch of trips that I did last year. This past December me and my brother ran down to Bicknell to do a easy beginner canyon. The trail starts at the Sunglow Campground and works its way to the tops of the cliffs above it.

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The canyon begins by walking down a wash for a little ways.

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The first two rappels were natural anchors and the last two were off bolts.

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Once we got to the first rappel it was one rappel after another. I could see why they call it Sunglow. The sun hit the rock perfectly. My pictures don't do it justice. If you are headed to the Capitol Reef area and looking to add a short canyon to your trip I would recommend this one.
 

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Nice report! I only know how to walk around with a backpack so that doesn’t look so “beginner” to me.
 

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That's awesome! Hoping to get into technical canyoneering some day... seems like a blast! How long have you been doing it?
 
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That's awesome! Hoping to get into technical canyoneering some day... seems like a blast! How long have you been doing it?
I took a canyoneering course about a year and a half ago, but right after the course my work schedule changed to where I didn't really have the time to do it. I did manage to sneak a couple canyons in Zion last year. Now my schedule has changed again to where I have more time to do it, so I am hoping to do more this year. If you ever get the chance to take a course I highly recommend it. It's a blast!
 

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Would love to.

From whom did you take the course?
I took the course from North Wash Outfitters down in Blanding. Jared was a very good instructor and it was one of the most affordable courses at the time. I'm not sure what the pricing is like now, but I bet it's still pretty similiar.
 

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