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Jenny's Canyon

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 19 November 2016 in Landscape & Rural.

This small slot canyon is named for Jennifer Denise Patchett who was just shy of her 17th birthday at her death. A plaque at the mouth of the canyon shows those facts. While shooting in the canyon, I heard the rest of the story when a small group led by a tour guide showed up. According to the guide, Jenny had been chasing her brother while wearing flip-flop style sandals. She tripped and fell striking her head on a rock which proved to be fatal.

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Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle roche quel canyon et vue fantastique compo

19 Nov 2016 5:05am

Denny Jump Photo from Bellevue, WA, United States

A sad story that often repestsvitself in
Many varieties! Beautiful image Steve. .Thank you for the very impacrfulnstory.

19 Nov 2016 5:06am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

The sad history in a beautiful location.

19 Nov 2016 5:56am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique texture. )

19 Nov 2016 6:51am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Sad story but nice image.

19 Nov 2016 8:59am

Marie Le Corre from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Just superb

19 Nov 2016 9:09am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow...Fabulous framing . And a sad story !

19 Nov 2016 10:11am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a sad accompanying story . . our lives are so fragile.

19 Nov 2016 10:15am

Devi from Chennai, India

sad to hear a life being snuffed out at such a young age !!!

19 Nov 2016 11:12am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Je ne serais pas rassuré

19 Nov 2016 12:26pm

martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

C'est très beau cet endroit

19 Nov 2016 1:26pm

Frances from Boston, United States

Stunning image! The POV is excellent. Very sad story.

19 Nov 2016 2:27pm

Don from Spokane, United States

I was expecting that she was caught with a sudden flood of water, so it was interesting to read the true story. It's an excellent shot.

19 Nov 2016 2:48pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Mystère et aventure droit devant !! :)

19 Nov 2016 2:49pm

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Sad story but beautiful place ! Fantastic color and texture of rocks !

19 Nov 2016 4:14pm

Jean Fraipont from Nivelles, Belgium

A wonderful picture !

19 Nov 2016 6:32pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Oh what a sad story for such a beautiful, rugged spot.

19 Nov 2016 6:48pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Ohh, a sad story, indeed. Great image

19 Nov 2016 7:08pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Who is watching here

19 Nov 2016 7:45pm

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine


19 Nov 2016 9:15pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Excellent! I love slot canyons!

20 Nov 2016 1:05am

Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

Wonderful variety of wavy shapes and lines in these rocks. Gorgeous colours too.

20 Nov 2016 5:38am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


20 Nov 2016 7:55am

Kiki from AUVERGNE, France

Beautiful alliance of the ochre and the green!

20 Nov 2016 10:11am

k@ from Paris, France

This fascinates me.... beautiful !

21 Nov 2016 2:51pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Beautiful... I like the caption...

21 Nov 2016 8:01pm