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Lucky Leprechauns- Irish Family Canyoneering

Lucky Leprechauns- Irish Family Canyoneering

Rolling back into civilization (Hanksville, Utah) I called home to let my wife know we’d survived the kids’ first slot canyon descent. “How was it?” she asked Roman. “It was awesome,” he said. “We had an amazing adventure. There were rappels, downclimbs, narrow slots, a few harmless spiders, and even a dark passageway into a […]

Spring Classics- 8 Weeks, 8 Adventures in Utah

Spring Classics- 8 Weeks, 8 Adventures in Utah

It happens every year in Utah – winter’s death knell tolls and skiers mourn the melting snow. Spring, however, gives rise to the best time of year for outdoor recreation in the state. Mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, canyoneering and backpacking fill the void winter leaves behind. Spring is the signal for our migration towards […]

Zion's Best Canyoneering

Zion’s Best Canyoneering

Utah has long been recognized as a canyoneering Mecca, sandstone being the perfect pathway for water to carve slots etching deep into the desert. And while you can find canyons to explore all over the southern part of the state the most dramatic and famous ones are all in or around Zion.   And probably […]

Cheating the Keeper in Neon Canyon

Cheating the Keeper in Neon Canyon

I have been itching to do some real canyoneering for years, everyone at work knows about this odd obsession and my friends regularly take a jab at my ambitions. The closest I have come so far has been walking through slots that I thought of as tourist hikes. You didn’t need ropes, there was no […]

Buckskin Gulch: Stepping  into the  World  of Slots

Buckskin Gulch: Stepping into the World of Slots

Let’s be honest, slot canyons can be intimidating. In fact, they can be downright scary. The prospect of rappelling into a claustrophobic slot with no sure way out, that’s enough to make anyone nervous. Or how about swimming through a cold, muddy pool of water when you can’t see below the surface? Perhaps the most […]