The SUBWAY ! ! !

Posted: June 7, 2008 in Uncategorized

Col – aka The Roadie

 

Today ( Friday in Utah ) we went and did the hike known as THE SUBWAY. To get to the actual Subway part of the hike, you first need to hike down over sandstone cliffs and through a little forest and then down some pretty sketchy rock walls. You need to rappel down through a little cave section ( which I managed to fall off right at the bottom into a puddle ) and again rappel down another section then you need to swim through a place called The Bowling Alley ( I think that is what its called ), its a little canyon that has a big rock ball stuck in the middle of it and the water is so cold its not funny, but after hiking approx 3.5 miles it seemed ok. You then walk around the corner to what they call the North Pole and then onto the Subway. After leaving the Subway, it is approx another 3-4 miles out and takes about 3 hours. The worst part of the hike is exiting. You have to go up a series of switchbacks up what seems like a near vertical wall…. all in all it took us about 9-10 hours to complete and I think was about 9 miles long. I would have to say, it is the best thing we have done so far….  Will post some more images when I get a chance ! ! !

Rod & The Roadie

 

 Me swimming in the Bowling Alley – Photo by Wes Aston http://www.wesleyaston.com

 

 

 

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Comments
  1. HANK says:

    HEY ROCKY JUST CHECKED YOUR BLOG OUT. LOOKS LIKE FUN IS BEING HAD BY YOU GUYS . KEEP ME POSTED WITH THE UPDATES.
    HANKY

    PS. HOW IS THE GINGER KID DOING IN THE DESERT SUN. POOR LITTLE GINGER KID . HE’D BE DRINKING SUN BLOCK BY THE GALLON OVER THERE.

    HEY COL ………………. GO THE DRAGONS !!!!!!

  2. Wes says:

    I found your blog, now I am just waiting for some updated pictures from the rest of your trip. Our Moab Jeeping trip will not be happening, but I hope you get some great shots while your on the road!
    Take care

  3. Tatunka says:

    Gday Rocket ,
    Just had a look at your Blog looks great hope you guys ae having a great time, Glad we went to game One ( bloddy Queenslanders ) Look after each other
    Cheers Tatunka

  4. mule says:

    hi guys how are you guys going
    looks like fun enjoy your trip be safe
    mule

  5. Nanny says:

    Rocket you have never walked that far in your life tell the truth how did you really get there

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