Week 15 training complete. My “worst” week of training so far (aka, not much running) – but half the week was spent in Utah (hooray!) and two days were spent flying home and participating in my best friend’s wedding (hooray!). Lots of fun stuff this month, it’s been a blur.
Alcatraz Canyon is a great full day, intermediate canyon in Robber’s Roost, Utah. Featuring fun rappels with big views, and beautiful, challenging narrows.
No Man’s canyon was fun with lots of high stemming over water, 10+ foot drops requiring teamwork and a RIDICULOUSLY FUN 150 ft overhanging rappel finale.
Lost Angel Canyon is a short and dry technical canyon in the North Wash area of Utah. It features a fun 197 foot rappel at the end. We took about double the expected time to complete this canyon because as we walked downstream along the river to exit we ran into sheer rock walls and had to cross the river four times. It made things a little more interesting!
November! November signals the end of the election cycle and feeling overjoyed that door-to-door solicitors will STOP COMING EVERY DAY and Thanksgiving and family…
The Little Wild Horse Canyon – Bell Canyon loop hike is a popular day hike in the San Rafael Swell region. The loop hike is 8 miles and takes 3-4 hours. With no technical skills required, this is a great slot canyon to explore for just about everyone.
The best canyon of our desert road trip was Red Breaks Canyon in Escalante, Utah. What a gorgeous slot canyon – colorful, sinuous, and not too tight!
Dan and I just got back from a two week road trip roaming around the desert. We lived out of our car and ate our weight in Doritos and Mega Stuf Oreos and hiked and canyoneered and climbed and it was awesome.
Here is a recap of Not Mind Bender Canyon.
This weekend Dan and I went with another couple to Moab for the weekend. I was again reminded why it is one of my favorite places in the world. Read more about our adventures canyoneering in U-turn and Granary Canyons, and hiking in the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park.
Moab is a beautiful, gigantic playground for adults. Between climbing, canyoneering, hiking, and mountain biking there’s never a shortage of adventure.