Firmly believing in Heinlein's quote, "Specialization is for insects.", RoadTripRyan.com provides Average Joe's and Average Jane's with a diverse selection of extraordinary adventures. You don't need to climb 5.12 to stand on top of a desert tower, paddle class V to see some amazing rivers, or be an ace canyoneer to experience some of the best canyons the Colorado Plateau has to offer.A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
-Robert A. Heinlein
I started climbing and canyoneering over 15 years ago. What started as an occasional fun outing turned into a passion for all aspects of the outdoors. Although focused on climbing and canyoneering, I have also been dabbling in rivers, caving, and trail running. The power of a good road trip to turn down the volume on the stresses of day to day life is amazing. I started this site to enable others to share to beauty, uniqueness, and power of truly extraordinary places.
Diane developed a love for outdoor adventures thanks to a middle school teacher that took her and other students on backpacking trips around the West. She is now an avid rock climber, hiker, and cayoneerer, and she dabbles in other sports like rafting and mountain biking. She joined the Road Trip Ryan team in January of 2014, first as an adventure partner and now editing web content and occasionally providing her own trip reports.
Abseil (Abby) McGee - Unpaid Intern
Abseil (Abby) McGee is the newest member of the Road Trip Ryan pack, joining the team in summer 2016. She loves hiking and chasing butterflies and isn’t completely decided yet about swimming and canyoneering. She serves as an adventure partner and chief model for photographers.