North Wash Slots and Black Holes
The End and The Beginning, 2003-2004 - Part Two
A new tradition. The Black Hole for New Years. We did a few other things, then onto the Black Hole.
As usual, the warning sign was flattened, lying in the sand.
For those not familiar with it, the Black Hole is usually a romp, with a couple of long swims. Usually done without a rope, it makes a great, low-technicality canyoneering adventure. Or DID. A flash flood in September, 2003 stacked a whole bunch of loose wood debris into the deepest, narrowest part of the Black Hole. This creates considerable difficulties, and we ended up doing a 50 foot rappel (good thing we brought a backup rope, eh?).
|Here's the Warning Sign, laying in the sand.|
No trip to the Black Hole would be complete without the presence of Mr. Black.
Getting ready to hit the water.
Ram climbing down into the first pool.
|And into the good stuff we go.