Making the long treacherous trek on the Left Fork Trail to the “Subway” was both a challenging and rewarding adventure. It was quite a walk down the steep narrow rocky gully leading to the bottom of the large valley and the Virgin River. The weight of our packs made the hike even more difficult. The trek was over 8 hours, bouldering and scrambling on an undeveloped trail, and climbing up several staircase waterfalls flowing over very slick algae covered rocks, before finally reaching the Subway. We made it up into the highest part of the Subway by clinging on to the rock walls for stability. The hike out was brutal. After what seemed like an eternity, we finally made it to the parking lot. Yes it was challenging, but We never felt more alive.