Canyonlands: Tales from Narrow Places

A day in Big Kahuna

Posted in Southern & Central Arizona by canyoneering on February 13, 2012

Big Kahuna Canyon, 3B/CIII
approximately 5 miles
Mazatzal Wilderness Area
01/29/12

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Not a whole lot to say. Just a really pleasant descent down a canyon tucked in the Mazatzals. Big Kahuna follows a creek as it meanders through boulders and plummets down a few waterfalls before meeting up with Barnhardt canyon. Access could not be easier as the canyon crosses the Barnhardt trail making both the approach and exit cake. Not to be left out for the day David, Wyatt and Briscoe accompanied Susan, Mike, Eric and myself to the base of the 2-stage waterfall rappel and Big Kahuna’s namesake. It was a beautiful Arizona day without a cloud in the sky and it was fun to finally do a canyon with Susan.

-Laura

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  1. […] Canyon in the Mazatzal Mountains. Nearly two years earlier, Laura, Wyatt and I ventured out for the same trip. At the time Wyatt, just over a year old, rested on my back in a baby backpack as we joined Laura […]


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