The snow has mostly cleared out of the canyon bottoms, so we'll give this drainage another try. This is a class I Canyoneering trek... off trail, with scrambling and some bushwacking. We will probably climb out of the top of the canyon and hike over to the top of Ortega peak, so the day will include over 3,000' of elevation gain. That makes for a harder, longer day... not for beginners! While not as steep as the Marble Canyon hike, it still includes lots of off trail challenges.