Nature’s Temple

The soundtrack to my personal experiences in canyons is almost always Native American flute music. Surrounded by silence I hear the music in my head. I am at peace. Recently that silence was broken by the yelling and screaming of … Read More

Internet Forums

I started the first canyoneering forum on the internet back in May of 2000. The original platform was called eGroups, which was later acquired by Yahoo! Those who have been around long enough likely remember it best as the Canyons … Read More

Respect

“OMG! Can you believe that guy? He almost ran right into me!” Actually, I couldn’t believe the woman who said that. I was stuck behind her group of around ten people, who were descending this section of trail three abreast. … Read More

1200 Feet of Rope

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Posted on a forum, “Someone left a lot of rope in Mystery Canyon”. Several people inquired, “What do you mean, a lot of rope.” “A lot. Like some hand lines on the entry gulley.” The post was on the Monday … Read More

Forever Loyal

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For several years back in the 90s I taught a wide range of outdoor courses for an Arizona-based retail chain called Popular Outdoor Outfitters. When they decided to add climbing gear they asked me to make a trip to the … Read More

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