Recent rains send water racing through canyons

A hiker works her way through Little Wild Horse Canyon, a slot canyon in southeast Utah. Slot canyons can be wonderful hiking, but the steep walls offer little escape should a rainstorm upstream send walls of water racing through the canyon.



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A hiker works her way through Little Wild Horse Canyon, a slot canyon in southeast Utah. Slot canyons can be wonderful hiking, but the steep walls offer little escape should a rainstorm upstream send walls of water racing through the canyon.

That ribbon of subtropical moisture stretching across the Four Corners is drenching the area in torrential downpours. These are the storms the Navajo called “male rains,” with…




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