Birch Hollow and Buckwater Draw in the News

Birch Hollow

Top of the longest rappel in Birch Hollow

Noticed two recent newspaper stories on canyon descents, one on the Hiking Utah section of the Salt Lake Tribune and another in the Vernal Express.

Erin Alberty wrote a short blog piece for the Tribune on her descent of Birch Hollow. Birch is just outside Zion’s eastern boundary, a pretty 3AI canyon draining into Orderville Hollow. Erin hooked up with a couple kind guys from the Wasatch Mountaineering Club to show her the ropes in Birch, which I’m sure she appreciated.

Gary Lee Parker reported on his descent of Buckwater Draw in the Vernal Express. I’m not quite sure where Buckwater lies, but from the article it looks like it’s near Vernal, in the central/eastern part of Utah.

Always fun to see canyons in the news, especially when they include pictures (both these articles do).

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