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    Moonshine Wash [Video]

    My family and I went and hiked Moonshine Wash this last weekend. We read mixed results about hiking it with children, but I would definitely rate it kid friendly. As we hiked down the canyon, I was a little nervous about our kids scrambling back out, but they climbed out on their own and loved it.

    My daughter at the beginning of the canyon:



    This canyon had lots of fun (but fairly simple) scrambling:





    Under the sheep bridge:




    One of our favorite parts of the canyon:


    This is where I would suggest turning back around:


    My youngest scrambling back out:


    "My heart shall cry out for Moab..." Isaiah 15:5

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    Dan, I'd probably stop the kids from jumping so much. A broken leg or twisted ankle in some of these backcountry canyons will turn a fun trip into a not so fun trip. Remember that mediocre Medical Care in some of these slots is 6 or more hours away.

    Nice pics and video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceaxe View Post
    I'd probably stop the kids from jumping so much. A broken leg or twisted ankle in some of these backcountry canyons will turn a fun trip into a not so fun trip.
    That really is good advice. I generally try and let my kids gauge their own capabilities but I was surprised how poorly some of these jumps went on this hike. So, I believe you are right that I need to step in and coach them to do it less and from lower heights.
    "My heart shall cry out for Moab..." Isaiah 15:5

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscGo View Post
    That really is good advice. I generally try and let my kids gauge their own capabilities but I was surprised how poorly some of these jumps went on this hike. So, I believe you are right that I need to step in and coach them to do it less and from lower heights.
    Kids are pretty bright and will probably understand if you explain it to them, and follow it up with how the expert canyoneers never jump because of the reasons you just explained. Kids strive to please, you just have to coach them up like any other sport.


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    If you want another cool slot canyon that is super family friendly, I would highly recommend Willis Creek Slot Canyon by Cannonville in top part of Escalante. It is higher elevation so not super hot yet, the canyon is does not have any scary bouldering issues, and there is this awesome creek that runs down the middle giving kids lots of fun splashing in it and walking or jumping in it. Absolute A+ for a great family adventure on this canyon. https://shaunasadventures.blogspot.c...-slot.html?m=1
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