RUSSELL GULCH (Canyoneering Route)

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Russell Gulch (canyoneering route) (Zion National Park) -- © 2019 Joe Braun Photography
A wonderful sunrise at the top of Russell Gulch. East Northgate Peak glows in the morning sun.
Russell Gulch (canyoneering route) (Zion National Park) -- © 2019 Joe Braun Photography
Hiking down the standard Subway top-down approach route, we bump into several other hikers.
The Subway photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2010 Joe Braun Photography
The high slickrock pass can be seen in the distance.
Russell Gulch (canyoneering route) (Zion National Park) -- © 2019 Joe Braun Photography
Before the Subway route starts its ascent up to the slickrock pass, it crosses the actual Russell Gulch watercourse. This is where we leave the standard hiking route.
Russell Gulch (canyoneering route) (Zion National Park) -- © 2019 Joe Braun Photography
Heading down the Russell Gulch drainage with the slickrock pass high in the distance.
Russell Gulch (canyoneering route) (Zion National Park) -- © 2019 Joe Braun Photography
Pleasant canyon scenery in Russell Gulch!
Russell Gulch (canyoneering route) (Zion National Park) -- © 2019 Joe Braun Photography
Just before the first big drop is a short pool to wade/swim across.

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