I didn't know the canyon had a lake, that must not be Needles Canyon which I'm thinking of, beautifully strange mountains anyway, would be nice to sketch them sometime....dangerous terrain and wood scorpions too.
Yeah, I here you there......illegal helicopter fly-in-drop-offs, a few treasure hunters must have tried it before. I'm not going there myself, at least not now, would be a great place to do artwork though with endless rock formations to explore.Some Advice; Don't Do Anything Illegal or Stupid!
Do you want to go somewhere that is actually haunted, just above Canyon Lake? Go here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Salt_River_Canyon and spend one night...if you can. The thing is, if you can't stay all night through the screaming, the spirits running around you, and just pure horror in general, then don't go because if you try to run back down to the lake in the dark, you will run right off a cliff. That is what the spirits are trying to get you to do. Read about it. I felt as if I was having a heart attack. I won't even go back to the Lake, it has been many years.