Subterranean! Echo is an amazing little canyon, that is cut deep inside the rock. The technical difficulties are few (a couple short rappels), the pools are amazingly cold, and the acoustics are fantastic. A great little half-day jaunt for the whole family, at least if the family is swathed in Neoprene!
Over the course of the winter, snow slides down into the canyon, filling it up. In the spring, Echo is often filled with snow, with the bottom of the canyon, where the water flows, melting out first. Very dangerous. The funny thing is, the snow only blocks the canyon below the rappels, so people can be easily trapped. The Park closes the canyon at times in the Spring, for good reason.
First Descent by Ken Gronseth and Dennis Turville, August 12, 1979.
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