Would like to do a dayhike in Buckskin Gulch this October, we're avid hikers and can cover a lot of ground, we've done a lot of big day hikes (grand canyon rim to rim, half dome, mt. whitney, kalalau, etc) so i'm sure we'd have no trouble with getting from wire pass to white house in 12 or so hours. But i'm not so sure how much i'd enjoy being in a slot canyon for 12 hours :) We hiked the narrows once, although it was mid october so it was with drypants, but after 2 hours i was pretty content to turn around, it felt a bit repetitive after a certain point. Is buckskin the same?
An alternative would be just hiking to middle out and heading up, but then what? is there a trail to get back to wire pass? and is it that much faster getting back from above, than from down in the gulch?
If you hike to middle out, do you get to see a lot of the most scenic parts, or sections with the tallest walls? Or do you need to keep going for that?