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Josephine Creek 3A II

  • Nov 6, 2013 · 5:45 AM

A short canyon with a beautiful 180ft rappel at the end! One of my favorite rappels in the San Gabriels.

More info here: http://www.dankat.com/advents/joseph.htm

Sunrise will be at 6am instead of 7 due to daylight savings. We will meet at the large dirt parking area at[masked] N[masked] W at 5:45am. The drop-in is almost right away. Hike is on the exit but it's not too bad.

Last time I went through here is june there was some pretty dense vegetation with lots of raspberry/blackberry bushes (thorns). I recommend wearing pants and long sleeves.

What better way to start your workday than with a short canyon with an amazing rappel that sprinkles you with water against a cliff face full of moss and ferns!

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  • Jordan L.

    Anyone else get poison oak?

    November 10, 2013

    • Alden

      I got a little on my legs. Not too bad. How bad did you get it?

      1 · November 11, 2013

    • Jordan L.

      Hand size patch on my left leg.. and then a few spots on my right leg. My friend who is a nurse said I will live.

      1 · November 11, 2013

  • Alden

    Glad everyone enjoyed it! Definitely an awesome start to a workday. Some people go to the gym....we go down a canyon.

    2 · November 6, 2013

    • Fernando

      Having said that, I'm down doing it again, if you will Alden lol. That 180 is just gorgeous, need to take more & better photos of that.

      November 7, 2013

    • Janeen

      Me too!

      November 8, 2013

  • Jordan L.

    I agree with everyone.. very awesome way to start the day! Enjoyed meeting everyone! Can't wait to canyoneer with you guys again. Side note: This is not an A canyon. Water up to your waist in some parts. The only disappoint on this trip was that Alden promised me that I would see at least four bears, two snakes, and big foot. And I only saw one lizard.

    1 · November 6, 2013

    • Fernando

      nah, i don't think you saw that 'bear', Jordan. that bear does not punch as strong as me & Manny Pacquiáo

      November 6, 2013

    • Janeen

      I don't get it Fernando.

      November 6, 2013

  • Janeen

    There must have been some poisonous bush in that canyon. My legs and arms are covered with purple spots. Oh wait - those are bruises! :)

    1 · November 6, 2013

  • Fernando

    back in the office as if "nothing awesome happened" ;) great way to start my day. thanks Alden and good seeing you guys!

    2 · November 6, 2013

    • Janeen

      Yeah - just another morning...... :)

      November 6, 2013

  • Beegs

    This was an amazing experience, embrace the pools....

    5 · November 6, 2013

  • Janeen

    Absolutely great morning with great folks! Thank you Alden!!

    2 · November 6, 2013

  • Jason M.

    Good way to start the morning with good folks.

    4 · November 6, 2013

  • Alden

    Just a heads up everyone: there will be water coming over the falls. It's not a huge amount but you will most likely get sprinkled. Be prepared with drybags or at least plastic bags for your valuables.

    November 4, 2013

    • Janeen

      Alden, please bring the rapides and I'll buy 20.

      November 4, 2013

    • Alden

      I'll bring them

      November 4, 2013

  • Beegs

    alden how long was that sling you made about 6 or 7 feet wanna make one just want to make sure it's adequate before I was something.

    November 3, 2013

    • Beegs

      before I waste something. I have always been something

      November 3, 2013

    • Alden

      Yeah that's about right. You just want something that will work for most things without being too long. SO that'll work

      November 4, 2013

  • Janeen

    Anyone want to carpool with me from the bottom up? That way, when my SUV gets towed, I'll have company!

    November 1, 2013

    • Jordan L.

      Do we need Adventure Pass?

      November 2, 2013

    • Alden

      Yes you do. A national Parks Pass works as well.

      November 3, 2013

  • Fernando

    holy mac! these KIDS are all excited, Alden. thanks again, man

    November 2, 2013

  • Janeen

    5:45 AM? Yeehaw - I get to sleep in this time!

    1 · November 1, 2013

    • Janeen

      Tina - never brought them before. But after I caught one of the guys snoozing on the anchor........Lol!

      November 1, 2013

    • Alden

      Mmmmm banana bread sounds good

      November 1, 2013

  • alexey

    Alden, are you covering group equipment again? as much as I like conditioning I think at 5am I could do without hauling 200' of useless rope around :)

    November 1, 2013

    • Janeen

      I'm bringing homemade ESPRESSO brownies - for Fernando!

      November 1, 2013

    • Alden

      Divine!

      November 1, 2013

  • Beegs

    Sh#t yeah man...let party

    2 · November 1, 2013

  • Beegs

    Damn this is filled already...oh well hopefully it works out....If so I got coffee and some webbing and rapides on this.

    November 1, 2013

  • Alden

    Hey guys. I'm moving this to Wednesday morning same time. Hope this doesn't affect anyone adversely.

    2 · November 1, 2013

  • Tina R.

    Is it 3 hours total from start to finish/

    November 1, 2013

    • Alden

      probably a 40 minute drive

      November 1, 2013

    • Tina R.

      Next time.. your list is now full... I'll have to go up there on a weekend and check it out...

      November 1, 2013

  • Fernando

    with an option to work after & 15 mins additional sleep time, i'm down!

    1 · November 1, 2013

    • Alden

      Doesn't get any better

      1 · November 1, 2013

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