Mystery

Last Candition: August 10, 2011

4.7

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 19, 2012

Entry point is well used/marked (with cairn) and the trail down is very easy to follow, but still a steep, loose hike for a while. All anchors okay. Mystery Lake was considerably drained from a verbal report we had from a few days earlier. We were able to wade about half the needed distance before having to resort to a swim of about 75 - 100 feet at most. Mystery Spring was beautiful and the pool was a short swimmer. The starting ledge is well anchored. Couple more waist-chest deep wades after that and then the final rap to adoring crowds of onlookers with cameras shooting away. Best part of this trip is from above Mystery Springs on down.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: July 28, 2012

Mystery springs pool is 3-4 feet deep.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: July 22, 2012

Canyon dry until Mystery Springs, though a little damp on approach which made Death Gully a little more pleasantly solid. No lake. Anchors good with the exception of the last rappel into the Narrows where one of the two bolts is coming loose.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: July 5, 2012

An Awesome Day. We left from the mesa trail head and did not climb weeping rock. A good idea since it was hot. All the bolts are in good condition, the canyon is totally dry except for the spring at the end, which is expected. The spring was very refreshing.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 26, 2012

Mystery Canyon is dry until the spring. The plants and trees in the canyon are very scenic right now. No bugs. Perfect conditions!

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 23, 2012

Canyon dry until Mystery Spring, which is ~3' deep. All anchors decent. A couple with abraded webbing should probably be replaced sometime this season.

Enviro notes: two large firepits in the drainage below the Mystery Springs rappel. Large 'Trogdor' graffiti at the base of R7 (as defined by Tom Jones' book, "Zion: Canyoneering") was erased by our party.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 21, 2012

All anchors are fine.

Very little wading, about thigh deep at the Spring.

2 x 120 foot ropes are just right.

It's HOT in the sunny sections.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 10, 2012

Lake is dry, knee deep water at the springs wasn't cold, no water elsewhere. As easy as it could possibly be really. All anchors good. No suits needed of course.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 30, 2012

A beautiful canyon. Spring condition, many areas lush green. The mini 'lake' is dry and the water at the bottom of the next to last rappel is only knee deep and not cold. No wet suits needed. All anchors were in good shape.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 7, 2012

Pool at the bottom was thigh deep and not too cold. Canyon was dry other than that. Snow field on the initial down climb.

Narrows was knee deep in a small spot and ankle deep on the last rap. No need for wetsuits. Temp was perfect at 75 degrees. I only suggest neoprene socks for the short hike out of the narrows. Perfect time to go.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: November 20, 2011

The pool at the bottom of the mystery springs rappel was waist deep, and the lake was dry. If it weren't do the narrows we could have done it without wetsuits. But we used 3/2 full suits plus shorties and did just fine. All the anchors were good, but were able to down climb a large portion of the raps.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: August 12, 2011

Took 6 via East Mesa Trail. Lake was dry, as usual. Mystery Springs had new bolts by the giant boulder (which should be removed). No swimmers. Sand filled in all the potholes in Mystery. Just a matter of months or years before it's flushed again. Took us 5hrs. And we downclimbed about 4 of the raps.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: August 10, 2011

hiked from the base of weeping rock. left early, hike not bad. very little water in the canyon. it's hot out there, leave all wetsuits at home and dress for the sun, take a light jacket or long sleeve shirt for the slot section in case you tend to get cold. looks like some webbing has been replaced recently, there are a few more that may need retiring later this year. quick trip for those not afraid to down climb alot of the short raps.