November 28, 2010
On the left and right of the photo above, you can see a 50-100 foot cliff. That same cliff extends all along the rim, seriously limiting access.
The broken rocks were almost like stair steps down the cliffy area.
(Why am I looking so bulky, you ask? Well, it was about 20 degree F with a 15mph breeze on the mesa top. I needed my down vest under that windbreaker!)
We picked our way down over the scree:
and continued through a slot canyon:
Later, we reached a 15 foot drop off at the end the slot canyon. None of us were willing to attempt that:
Finally, we reached the lower end of Nine Mile Canyon: