Near-Death Experience: Watch Flash Flood Trap Team in Slot Canyon

Those who explore slot canyons must constantly consider the risks of flash floods. And when this group chooses to press forward in the face of risks, they nearly pay the ultimate price.

Trapped on a ledge, behind a boulder on a steep canyon, a wall of water crashes down on you and your team. It’s hard to imagine a spookier scenario.

But that’s exactly what happens to Eric Hansen, host of BackpackingTV, on this episode.

Filmed in Utah’s Zion National Park, the video flashes back on Hansen and his team through terrifying live footage of the incident. Sit back in your warm, dry home and try to keep your hands from sweating while experiencing these raw moments.

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Editor-in-Chief Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.

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