Definitions

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  • adj. Closer to the bottom of a canyon
  • adv. Travelling in the direction of the canyon slope.

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Examples

  • A dozen mosquitoes and a mild but gritty downcanyon breeze usher in the morning, and after two hours of both ignoring and swatting at the nagging insects, I have daylight to console me.

    127 Hours

  • A half mile later, several side canyons drop into the Main Fork where we are walking, as the walls open up to reveal the sky and a more distant perspective of the cliffs downcanyon.

    127 Hours

  • From over my right shoulder, the light from downcanyon dances on the screen, a comely canary-yellow glow.

    127 Hours

  • On the downcanyon side of the boulder, my hand and wrist form a fourth support where they are caught in the grip of this horrific handshake.

    127 Hours

  • Alone once again, I walk downcanyon, continuing on my itinerary.

    127 Hours

  • When I gaze downcanyon over my left shoulder at the heavenly array, the colors seem to radiate from the sandstone surfaces, not just reflect off of them.

    127 Hours

  • About twenty feet downcanyon, an S-shaped log is jammed between the walls.

    127 Hours

  • Recoiling from my sudden liberation, my left arm flings downcanyon, opening my shoulders to the south, and I fall back against the northern wall of the canyon, my mind surfing on euphoria.

    127 Hours

  • Before the sunshine veers up the north wall, I pan the camera from the view of the bright pink and carroty-orange undulations twenty yards downcanyon, to my calf absorbing the precious warmth of my only direct sunlight.

    127 Hours

  • I eagerly dig out my digital still camera for the first time and take a series of pictures: a close-up of my arm disappearing into the rock; a detail of my anchor system that suspends me in my harness; and two self-portraits—one looking downcanyon, and one from above my left shoulder that shows me with the chockstone.

    127 Hours

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