- Feb 23, 2012
Re: walking down from French Spring Fork -- it is a long distance, but... it's actually fairly fast walking. The canyon floor isn't sand, but instead a firm chipped rock and packed dirt mixture. Unfortunately cattle have (legally) moved into this once-pristine canyon and evidently last year (2017) the little water which is there was pretty mucked up.I've been to the Happy narrows via Black Jump and am contemplating going in via French Spring fork in the spring. But it's a LONG canyon, like 13 miles to the narrows once you hit the canyon floor. Walking that far on sand will suck. May be able to cut off some distance following benches / old mining tracks.