Tom, thanks. That's a great thing to say. To be honest, there were times during the trip when I felt I was in a bit over my head. But I'm glad I was able to turn the experience into something entertaining.
Glad you enjoyed the photography, Todd. It was more challenging this time because both golden hours were rained out. Fortunately, the cloud cover compensated by killing the contrast and giving the landscape a more soft even look.
I really like your Bermuda Triangle analogy, Luke. Through the forums I know of several hikers who got stopped where I did. At the same time, Ringtail and Kevon, and Keith, another hiker who has written to me, have found their way out of the box canyon. And as mentioned in the report, I got in and out of it back in May, though I can't remember how I did it.
A word of caution to anyone hiking the canyon. There is a real possibility of falling in several places along the route, especially in wet weather. Be careful out there.