Canyonlands: Tales from Narrow Places

Father time marches on since Willow Canyon

Posted in Southern & Central Arizona by canyoneering on January 31, 2011

Willow Canyon, 3BIII
3.25 miles
Coronado National Forest – Santa Catalina Mountains

Laura is out photographing on an all day shoot today for a local magazine. I am home watching Wyatt. He is down for a nap at least for the time being. I have not been out on a technical descent in several months and I am feeling a little nostalgic so I thought I would dust off some content from a descent of several years ago in the Santa Catalina Mountains that I have never posted on this blog. The dance down Willow Canyon was not particularly eventful on that Spring day nearly two years ago.

As expected father time has marched forward since that descent and things have changed for those of us that shared that pleasant day. Jessica Rose now lives in Thailand. Chris Erwin is finishing up a Masters in Economics at Cal State Fullerton. If my memory serves me correctly at the time of this trip, Chris was still weighing what school to attend and was probably discussing with us where he would go as we were rigging rappels. John Pruden is now a father of a beautiful girl, Campbell, who is about to celebrate her one-year birthday. As you know, Laura and I are the proud parents of Wyatt. I hardly knew Eric Luth during this trip. In fact this was my first technical descent with the relatively newbie canyoneer. Not only has Eric become an extremely capable canyon partner in both knowledge, skills and stamina, but he has also become one of my closest friends. Father time marches on. I think I hear Wyatt crying….



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