First descent of X Creek, Grand Canyon
We think this was the first descent of X Creek in the Grand Canyon. I’m calling it X Creek so that a web search for its real name doesn’t lead people to this report. I’d hate to take away the opportunity for others to re-pioneer it! It was a technical canyoneering descent from the north rim, followed by a trail along the inner gorge shelf to Bright Angel campgrounds, exiting up the Kaibab trail to the south rim. It’s possible it’s been done before of course, but Dave’s searches found no reports online. We didn’t see any gear left at rappel sites or any other signs of humans. Whether or not we were the first, the entire trip was planned and executed as if it was a first descent, so the excitement is the same! Enjoy the photos and narratives and get stoked on getting outside in the beautiful world! May 15-17, 2014, by Tyeen Taylor., David A., and Diane T.