After our Christmas Day adventure (TR to come), Jenny and I arrived at Sandthrax, late on the 26th. After saying hi to the first arrivals, we landed in Shamrock on the 27th. A short and easy, but good looking canyon, Shamrock has become a FreezeFest tradition. Shane from Washington, Dyllan from Oregon, Basia from Illinois joined us for a mellow day. Sharing camp and the occasional hike in was Dave Pitney. A long ago partner, he had dragged me to a canyoneering rendezvous, kicking and screaming, back in October 2001. For this I thank him. We had a late start and an early finish, in cold weather, followed by an evening of snow. A subdued start to FreezeFest XVII for me, Sunrise at Sandthrax Dyllan on approach Jenny's 5th FF? Pitney, of fame Following Basia, on a gray day approach Shane helping Jenny set up the entry Basia, your the next contestant.... Natural art The furthest west entry. New to me Shane with a smile a mile wide Tell me how you REALLY feel?