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“The Subway” Is Open For The 2011 Season

As of noon yesterday, The Subway is open to both Top-Down and Bottom-Up hikers. Remember, whether you do the technical descent (from the top) or the scenic hike (from bottom), you’ll need a permit from the Backcountry Desk. If you’re interested in the Top-Down route, make sure you have the skills and equipment for a safe descent. Don’t know what skills or equipment I’m referring to? No problem… you can learn everything you need to know with our Half-Day or One-Day Basic Canyoneering courses.

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Trip Report: Winter Conditions in The Subway

For all those hardy folk interested in the Bottom-Up Subway hike in January, we had two customers try it yesterday. They mentioned a LOT of rockfall out there and they had to climb over boulders to get down to the river. They reported about 10″ of snow along the river banks, as well as ice, some of which is “black ice”. They also mentioned plentiful pine trees in the drainage, which looked like they had come down recently. It is slow-going out there; they said in order to have any time at the pools, they suggest an 8 am start time. Jesse

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