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On these three pages, you'll find an in-depth spread of pictures and a cool interactive satellite-photo track-map covering our most excellent hike in the Bighorn Canyon area. If you liked what you saw of Bighorn canyon and surrounding areas in the main narrative, then spend a few minutes looking at all of the extra images contained here. Extra images of Bighorn Canyon (and surrounding areas) that were not in the main narrative are indicated by a color surrounding the image thumbnail.

Please note: this page isn't part of the main trip report. If you are interested in the full narrative of our time in Bighorn Canyon, then you should go to this page in the main story narrative. Once you've finished with the narrative, you may then wish to come to this section to look at all of the extra pictures (and the maps) of our Bighorn Canyon hike that I couldn't fit into the main narrative.

Route start, Bighorn loop
Pu, Jenn, Roland (and roy) at the start of our Bighorn Canyon loop hike. [enlarge]
Above Bighorn Canyon
This is the view looking south above Bighorn Canyon. The route follows a faint herdpath south into a small wash that eventually becomes Bighorn Canyon. [enlarge]
Big Square Butte
A closeup and wide angle view of the square butte that one passes on the right when hiking down into Bighorn Canyon. [enlarge]
Upper Bighorn Canyon
Walking down the upper part of Bighorn Canyon. Here it is a wide shallow wash. [enlarge]
courtesy RHanel
Upper Bighorn Canyon
The upper part of Bighorn Canyon. Here it is a wide shallow wash. [enlarge]
courtesy RHanel
Tree on the rim
A view up from inside upper Bighorn canyon to a tree on the rim. [enlarge]
Balanced Boulder
Several balanced boulders are sitting right in the center of upper Bighorn Canyon.. [enlarge]
courtesy RHanel
Upper Bighorn Canyon
A view looking upcanyon in Upper Bighorn Canyon. Note the square blocky butte on the skyline: the route start and the car is not far beyond the left of it. [enlarge]
courtesy PChen
Andrew and Jenn, Bighorn Canyon
[enlarge]
courtesy PChen
Pu on dryfall
Pu sits and soaks in the view at the top of a high dryfall in Upper Bighorn Canyon. [enlarge]
Big dryfall
Pu, Roland and Jenn at the top of a high dryfall in upper bighorn canyon. [enlarge]
courtesy PChen
Scrambling down
The exposed bit of descent around the high dryfall in upper Bighorn Canyon. [enlarge]
Scrambling down
The exposed bit of descent around the high dryfall in upper Bighorn Canyon. [enlarge]
Andrew leading the way
The ever-present topo is always at hand! [enlarge]
courtesy PChen
Fresh Mantle
A fresh mantle of late winter snow in Bighorn Canyon [enlarge]
Bighorn's first slot
The first of a few short stretches of slot in Bighorn Canyon. [enlarge]
courtesy PChen
Sunny slot
Roland, Andrew and Jenn pose in the first of a few slots in Bighorn Canyon [enlarge]
Pu is liking his first slot!
Pu is giddy with joy at being inside his first slot canyon. [enlarge]
Another Bighorn Slot
Another narrow bit of slot in Bighorn Canyon. [enlarge]
courtesy RHanel
Lower Bighorn Canyon
This is what much of lower Bighorn Canyon is like: narrows, but with wide, sloping walls. It gets even better further on! [enlarge]
courtesy RHanel
Tree in Bighorn Canyon
[enlarge]
Checkerboard mesa-like
The slickrock on the left has an angle and joint pattern that is very reminiscent of Checkerboard Mesa in Zion National Park. [enlarge]
Snow in the cracks
I like the way the snow and sandstone are both visible in this closeup shot of a jointed sandstone slope in Bighorn Canyon. [enlarge]
Colorful Lower Bighorn
The first of many shots showing the beautiful multicolored sandstone of Lower Bighorn Canyon. [enlarge]
courtesy PChen
Buttresses of rock
Ranks of Buttress-like walls in the narrows of Lower Bighorn Canyon [enlarge]
Amazing textures
The amazing textures in the walls of the narrows, Lower Bighorn Canyon [enlarge]
Textures, Lower Bighorn
Beautiful textures in the sandstone, Lower Bighorn Canyon. [enlarge]
Textures, Lower Bighorn
Beautiful textures in the sandstone, Lower Bighorn Canyon. [enlarge]
Textures, Lower Bighorn
Beautiful textures in the sandstone, Lower Bighorn Canyon. [enlarge]
Hiking in Lower Bighorn
A wider shot giving one an idea of what it is like to hike in Lower Bighorn Canyon. [enlarge]
Squat Hoodoos
Colorful squat Hoodoos in Lower Bighorn Canyon. [enlarge]
Andrew and Pu, Lower Bighorn
Andrew and Pu in Lower Bighorn Canyon [enlarge]
A swirl and a hoodoo
A dramatic circular swirl in the sandstone is offset by a squat hoodoo tower in the distance, lower Bighorn Canyon. [enlarge]
Slot Damage
Even only with a little bit of slot canyon scrambling, Jenn already has a few abrasion holes in her hiking pants [enlarge]
courtesy PChen
Superlative Swirls
Super-neat swirls in the slickrock in Lower Bighorn Canyon [enlarge]
Checking for Damage
Checking for damage after slithering and sliding through a few narrow sections of slot. [enlarge]
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