While the name may not evoke much positive emotion, this canyon is a stunning wingate slot that is short, sweet, and very photogenic. The slot is characterized by aesthetic squeezes, beautiful chambers, and long slanted narrows.
The first known descent of the canyon was done by Bill Wolverton and Steve Cole. The name Sad Cow Disease was coined later by a team who descended the slot on Mother's Day to find a mother cow and her calf deceased in it's lower reaches, as well as in Little Death Hollow. As of May 2013, a few bones and cow skull remain at the mouth of the canyon.
From Eric Godfrey:
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Sad Cow Disease
Escalante beta posted by Dan Ransom
The Canyon - Rating: 3A III PG Longest Rap: 90' # of Raps: 2
The naming of Sad Cow Disease - Eric Godfrey
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