When we reached the top, we could see the main tank and we stopped for a lunch break. While resting, the cliffs to our right were calling to us like a bunch of sirens. We all wondered if there was a way down to Ash Canyon from this spot. Several of us scouted out the overlook up to the right. Hmmm. Straight down ... pretty much. So, it was decided that we may have to cross all the way over to Red Cap and go down to Ash Canyon there. This disappointed more than a few hikers as one of the objectives of the day's hike was to find a way down to Ash Canyon from this area.
The views of everything Red Rock were fantabulous!
When we reached the red sandstone, the crack / wash took a right angle turn to the left.
Finally, the bottom of Ash Canyon came into view. There was still a lot of scrambling to do but now we knew we would not get cliffed out. The long slow descent had taken a lot of concentration. Joy was read on everyone's faces as we reached the canyon floor.