Looks like it's the season for local canyons! Hall Beckley looks interesting. 8 rappels with a few big raps, one at 140ft. There is usually not much water in the canyon and no substantial pools, just might get the feet wet.
There will be a bit of down climbs so be prepared for that. Also I wouldn't recommend this as a total beginner canyon.
Some info from Chris Brennan's site: "Hall Beckley Canyon drops steeply down the south face of Mount Lukens into La Canada/Flintridge. It is a moderately challenging, quite brush-free canyon with several big rappels and lots of small downclimbs. Water runs in its lower reaches most of the year but there are no substantial pools to negotiate so only your feet will get wet. It is best for the winter, spring or fall; in the summer the hike up to the head of the canyon is very hot."
The rest of the beta is here:
There is a car shuttle so we will meet in La Canada at the point we will be exiting the canyon. 5147 Palm Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA. Just park somewhere on the road there and we will shuttle up to the drop-in point on the Angeles Crest Highway. If we have 8 people we will need at least 4 cars to fit everyone.
I have a 200' 9mm rope but we will need another to do this canyon. We will also need 60ft of webbing and 8 rap rings. Please note what you can bring. The most important thing would be a second rope.
It is a 7 hour canyon so we are meeting early, 7:30 am at the canyon exit.
If someone has a handheld gps it could come in handy.
There is an 8 person limit on this meetup.