Shoot the Tube is a large culvert at the mouth of Parley's canyon. It carries water from Parley’s creek under the freeway. If you block the flow of water at the opening you can create enough water pressure to send riders all the way down the tube like a giant water slide. Riders are dropped off in a pond on the other side. Local custom is to let the riders return via running back up the tube before blocking the flow and sending the next group of wave riders.
I could have stayed home and enjoyed a small break. BC could have said after working a 10 hour day in the heat that he was too tired. But we were both there to see it. To see her show us something.
We are a family of adventures. Yes, even neurotic me. I have a love of abandoned places and a heavy case of Doubting Thomas curiosity. BC is just flat out brave, brilliant, and capable. Of course the child we had together would be all of these things.
Beach, large and in charge at Shoot The Tube SLC.
The girls waiting for the water to build up behind this years makeshift water gate.
The girls making the return trip up the tube.
Beautiful shoot the tube Sunday in SLC