On April 6, we walked from the White House Trailhead down into Paria Canyon, starting in the desert of southern Utah close to the Arizona boundary. The canyon started wide with low sandstone walls. Immediately as we walked down the canyon, we began constantly crossing the creek from one side to the other. We would walk for a short distance on the beach on either side before walking through the murky, moving stream. The water wasn't too cold but our feet stayed wet. When we walked under, electrical lines running above the canyon, we knew we were in Arizona. As we continued downstream, the red canyon walls became higher and higher and the canyon narrowed. At one point, the walls were fifteen feet apart.