One of our favorite hikes was up Sidewinder Canyon in Death Valley. The highlight, though, was 3 side slot canyons, two of which were narrow dark slots surprising long and interesting. WE hiked over the ridges, then dropped into the upper end of Sidewinder, then worked our way down, exploring all the side slots on the way down, a total of about 9km of hiking with some scrambling in the slots. Along the way, we shot a short voice-over video:
This was probably our favorite hike of the year and we will return for more play in the slot canyons of the Black Mountains.
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