Photo feature by Kira Córdova
For the past three years, student instructors at Wilderness Pursuits (WP) have run an annual climbing trip to Unaweep Canyon, near Grand Junction.
Unaweep is a unique locale in that it has two outlets (there are two creeks that flow in opposite directions out of the canyon) — and because geologists can’t explain whether a glacier or a river carved it.
Either way, the spectacular views and climbing and proximity to Gunnison make it a superb weekend getaway.
Check out these highlights from this year’s late September WP Unaweep trip.
Climbing barefoot adds difficulty
Lead instructor Dawson Struempler drinks maté while Largent continues the hammock mission.
Wahl watches the sunset.