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U-Turn Canyon


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1 trip U-Turn Canyon - Arches National Park
Date: 10/26/2022
First second-trip in a canyon! :P After work weekday rush-job. Beautiful views of the snow-dusted La Sals. Unfortunately ran out of light by the final epic rappel around 7 PM. All anchors are in good shape.
1 trip Bow and Arrow Canyon - Potash Road
Date: 10/09/2022
Actually took as long as Ryan says it does! ;) The views of the Behind-the-Rocks and La Sals are incredible. Easy hike in; huge payoff. A tiny pool of water that was completely avoidable after the storm last weekend.
1 trip Birch Hollow - Zion East Side
Date: 05/07/2022
Had a wonderful experience. Would have taken us about 8 hours round trip (2 people, perhaps with 2 out of 4 levels of experience) with the Orderville exit (and beginning with a bicycle shuttle: highly recommended) had we not caught a ride in a truck bed from some friendly fellow canyoneers. Entered the canyon via an ATV road (Engelstead Hollow) just south of the standard TH, which was a gradual descent to the first rappel, until a scree-filled slide down at the end. There is a social trail forming to guide canyoneers down. - Added a backup anchor on the tree for the long rappel. - Encountered a small knee-deep pothole after the final rappel. It is avoidable with a handline (probably) but I slipped in anyway. :) Otherwise, the canyon is dry. - Walls on the third-to-last rappel (or so) are slick like glass despite being dry. Take care on the rappel to keep perpendicular.
1 trip Upper Greasewood - San Rafael Swell
Date: 06/19/2021
More rappels than listed here
3 trip4 trip 12 Mile ( Baker ) Hot Springs - Wells
Date: 01/02/2021
Worth it. I have been to this hot spring in more temperate weather, but this January jaunt was almost more exciting, slipping and sliding up this road in sandals, a swimsuit, and a jacket. Only able to get my low-clearance Impreza halfway up the road before it seemed like a good idea to park and hoof it the rest of the way in the muddy snow.
3 trip Hidden Valley - Moab
Date: 05/24/2020
The scramble up to the stone circles are worth it!
1 trip Imlay Canyon (Sneak Route) - Zion Main Canyon
Date: 08/03/2019
Guided by a friend who had experienced this canyon a couple prior times. It was an amazing marathon of a canyon.
1 trip Medieval Chamber - Moab
Date: 11/23/2018
Planned a solo trip but met an impromptu canyon buddy at the trailhead. Easy canyoneering with huge payoff!
1 trip Boy Scout Canyon - Black Canyon
Date: 04/14/2018
Went left off the rim, I don't recommend it. :-S
1 trip U-Turn Canyon - Arches National Park
Date: 03/10/2017
Easy and short trip with beautiful views and a very exciting final rappel. I did a few of the short raps with a hand line and a Prusik hitch backup.
1 trip Blue John Canyon - Robbers Roost
Date: 10/11/2012
First-ever canyoneering adventure with Westminster College outdoor program. Memorable, to say the least! I believe we did West Fork.