Good Day Jim

Last Candition: March 3, 2013

4.5

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 16, 2017

We did a zip line over the water at the big keeper, so we don't know how deep the water is. The surface of the water was 5 feet below the exit lip. We managed to stay dry until the very end of the canyon where we had to wade through two big potholes.

Wetsuits were not needed on this 80 degree day.

We took 7.5 hours car-to-car with a group of 5 people using the Hard Day Harvey exit.

The roads were kinda crappy out that way, so a high clearance vehicle is recommended.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 3, 2016

Canyon Dry except for last keeper that can be bypassed.

Replaced most of the webbing on the anchors.

Used Kelsey's shortcut exit, just as he states crumbly rock, tough climb. I would not recommend it.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 2, 2015

Took the keeper pothole fork. Canyon completely dry except: firm mud at the bottom of the keeper and about 7 feet deep; and very soft mud at the last or next to last pothole towards the end & just before confluence with Hard Day Harvey. Used the Good day Jim exit - took us 2 hours, 10 minutes to return to car. Roads in in okay shape.

Basically used a pack toss to escape the keeper, but rapped down from above the keeper and then tied myself off where I could make a good throw. Then used a tibloc & etrier along with a boost from my wife to scramble out. This canyon is not as physically demanding as Hard Day Harvey. Overall - much easier we thought, but could become much more difficult in wetter conditions due to all the potholes. 8 hours round trip for 2.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 16, 2014

Muuuuuddy! Slow secondary to mud. Decent roads. No wetsuits needed. Anchors in good shape. Descended all the way to powell: 6.5 hrs RT.

Note: keeper in keeper mode. We had someone batman around it without getting wet....normal human beings will have to go in. Lip is 2 ft.

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4 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 23, 2014

A fun canyon, some nice slots and stemming.

We bypassed several of the normal raps to avoid potholes, and then saw several large rocks with webbing wrapped around them in completely illogical places. We assumed these were washed-out anchors from further up canyon. Don't be surprised if you need to create new anchors.

There were afternoon thunderstorms, rain, hail, and flash flooding across the entire area. The forecast called for more of the same for several days following so I'm guessing it's all full of water, but we didn't go back to check.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 3, 2014

The keeper pothole is dry at the moment, all anchors are in good condition. I extended one so that the pull would be just over the lip. There were three spots with water, but the first one could be bypassed. The 4 rating is because of the exit, which was miserable in the heat.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: February 17, 2014

Cow fell in at the head of the canyon, still alive but in bad shape. We notified those in town to alert the ranchers. Go prepared!

Keeper pothole ~15' and waist deep. Challenging! Only found one anchor (in a mess), and built others (including deadman in mud). 1-2 full swimmers, so wetsuits were welcome. Took the West exit which was straightforward and easy to navigate.

Advanced anchor building techniques, 4B canyon.

Total blast, loved it.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 9, 2013

Water level moderate. 2 holes required swimming and a few were chest deep.

We bypassed the first KPH through a side canyon. The second KPH was a bit difficult to get out of due to water level.

R2 deadman appeared ok, though buried in mud and hard to evaluate. Last rap slings a pinch point and webbing is in good condition.

Took several tries to find the right exit canyon.

Beautiful canyon.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 10, 2013

The canyon is totally full of water from the recent rains. The Keeper is full and can be swam across. All anchors were acceptable condition. We did have to fish around in some of the pools to find the deadman anchors.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 3, 2013

Dry conditions, maybe possible to get a foot wet in a place or two. Nothing in keeper mode (except the avoidable keeper). Great fun, a worthy rival for its neighbor Hard Day.