An excellent adventure. A second Zion Narrows? Hardly. Three stars on a scale of 5 - four stars if there were no cows. But the continuity and scale of the narrows of The Barracks do not compete with the North Fork Narrows. Just doesn't.Read More
I hurt. For me, hurting and the Grand Canyon go together like ham and cheese. In this case I hurt in many places: bruised feet, stiff quads, funky shoulder, left ankle a bit odd, and the lower back - of course. Unfortunately, this was BEFORE we headed into the Big Ditch, having spent three days with the Unbreakable Ram and Jenny the previous week.Read More
Back to North Wash for another weekend. Thanksgiving brought a whole bunch of rain, but it cleared off quickly. Friday, I rendezvoused with hank and alicia around noon.Read More
After returning from Trachyotomy, we settled down at the always familiar Sandthrax site. More folks were set to arrive after sunset, and the party was only just beginning. Joining the group that night were the Arharts, Alicia, Rick, Bette, Joan, Debbie, Tom and Justin.Read More
We've been chatting about getting the ACA Wasatch Chapter up and running again, so maybe a fun barbeque/social/training session would be a good way to stir up interest and see what people were interested in putting together.Read More
The team for today is Tom and Tom, plus Randi from So Cal and her daughter RachelRead More
Next day seemed like a good one for the MIGHTY Pine Creek. 'Spossed to be full of water... it was!!Read More
Selection of canyons "in-condition" was small, we decided to check out the purported route up Mount Majestic from the first raps in Behunin.Read More
Beautiful weather. Shane invited us down to the North Wash Area for a couple new "gems" he had beta on. Sure, why not? Always up for doing something new. Where? Can't tell ya - it's a secret.Read More
We drew the long straw, and got to do the famed Cottonwood / Five Mile loop with Sir Ram.Read More
Saturday, a trip through Lower Squeeze was delightful and uneventful. Sunday was a day for Blue John Canyon. Ram gave us the beta and we headed over, starting at an incredibly crapped-out cowboy camp just off the Hans Flat road.Read More
Death sits on the map just north of Turkey Knob, and looks like it might be interesting. But not too interesting, as it turned out.Read More
We decided to start the week with a canyon we had looked into recently, but had not explored the upper part of. Unfortunately (maybe), jumping into canyons in this area can be dangerous, and we almost re-created our friends' experience in Sandthrax last fall.Read More
I've always been interested in those canyons cutting into the Red Rocks escarpment outside Red Rocks, and Lost Wages resident Dick Shear invited us down for the weekend.Read More
After a quick lunch in the sun, Dave gives us the beta on Left Fork. Dave and Deb go off exploring.
Shane has been exploring a new slot canyon area down near Hanksville, and was getting ready to release it to the Circle of Few when, ahem, well, they got kinda stuck. Sounded intense, so it seemed like a good time to go check it out.