Big Spring

Last Candition: October 21, 2011

4.0

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 13, 2016

Completed both west & east forks. West had water to waist deep in couple of spots. Did the "advanced" route for west fork. Very little water in east fork. No raps needed in east fork. Nice downclimbs. More to both forks than expected, especially the numerous arches/windows/bridges in each. In west fork, be sure and continue down canyon after the first opportunity to escape. That's where there's a multi-arch/window feature. Makes for some good photography. Overall these are worthwhile & entertaining canyons to do.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 11, 2015

nortwest fork

first rap :do not use the anchor out of the hole ,very marginal ,not safe recommended to built something and clean it at the end or hook!!!

swimmer and second rap the 2 stages was knot chock, pull from stage1 and capture last person in stage 2.we did not go the whole way to be early on the road so only did the corridor part no cow there

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 26, 2015

NW Fork - Dead animal carcass in the middle of the canyon, stinking things up a bit. Thigh deep water at the end. Consider brining 50 feet of webbing to extend anchors and prevent rope grooves.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 13, 2015

The East fork is bone dry. There are lots of pack rat droppings all over. One part is skinnier than I'd expected. No raps needed, but the down climbs may challenge some. I'd bring some kind of hand line type deal at least. We only completed 3/4 of the canyon due to one of the group not enjoying themselves. Still fun and pretty.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: November 9, 2014

NW Fork has one thigh to waist deep pool at the end. Constructed new anchor around sturdy bush at drop in point. Found good existing anchor at other mandatory rap.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 21, 2014

NW Fork

Anchors: First is super solid, second is good but needs another big rock or two on the deadman (or just downclimb), third is good but the webbing needs replacing soon.

Water: Two avoidable pools, one at the base of the rappel/downclimb, avoidable with a body span (or take your shoes off for 10 feet).

Road: Easy for a HC/4WD vehicle.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 21, 2011

East Fork has a thigh deep pool to wade near the end, otherwise dry.