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1 trip Pine Creek - Zion Main Canyon
Date: 09/26/2017
Scott,Alan,Joel,DJ and I finished up our Zion trip with Pine Creek, This canyon is so cool, Lots of cool canyon walls bridges, and formations.. I would love to take Whit in this canyon. Lots of cold water, I only wore my 3 mm full wetsuit and felt fine, but DJ was cold only wearing his 3 mm full. This canyon requires a shuttle. lots of boulders to climb on the exit but fairly easy.
1 trip Misery (Fat Mans) East & West Forks - Zion East Side
Date: 09/23/2017
Scott, Alan, Joel, DJ & I,. This approach and exit SUCKS!!! I doubt I'll do this canyon again. The canyon was very open it had a very cool surprise hot spring at the end that was awesome. We lost track of the exit hike and had way too much ups and downs and oddly enough my legs were cramping it was horrible. I had my camelbak but I should have filtered water or brought more cuz I felt like I was exhausted. It was just my legs, they kept cramping..I packed the rope
1 trip Imlay Canyon (Sneak Route) - Zion Main Canyon
Date: 09/10/2017
Scott, Alan, Joel, DJ and I Loved IMLAY!!!! What an amazing canyon, We shuttled from Lava point and did Full Imlay, The first two big walls are intimidating (mostly the 2nd wall), The 2nd wall beta was a little diff from (the 3 betas we had) what we were finding it took some planning between the 5 of us, ropes we had and the little room at each anchor mid wall. The sketchiest part was the loose rock down climb to the first rap on the 2nd wall I didn't like it at all, lots of exposure, it was safe but made me very nervous considering the penalty points (500 ft wall) and the big pack and not knowing the sequence of the big raps right ahead. We bivved up just after the crossroads,, the canyon was full of water no keepers (bummer I wanted to hook out of a few) we did have to climb out of one using a finger pull in the hook hole, but wasn't that hard. the last rap is very cool I hung my pack and went first. I'd do this canyon again. I wore my 3 mm full and my 2-3 shorty
1 trip Hogwarts Canyon - North Wash
Date: 09/10/2017
Fun little canyon with Joel, Syna, Whitney and me. Steep short approach, fast rappels right after another, fairly open, was dry. The bridge was really cool
1 trip3 trip Leprechaun Canyon - North Wash
Date: 09/09/2017
Joel, Syna, Whitney, & I shuttled to right fork with the Burb, dropped into right off a massive deadman. right was dry, came to the confluence of main and decided we would go through left because the girls were feeling good. so we hiked/scrambled up the approach to left and again dropped in off a big deadman, we had to build a small deadman in the canyon and actually removed one that wasn't necessary. The best part was the in the main fork between left and right, it was full of boulders, tight and dark, it was fun!
1 trip Morocco Canyon - North Wash
Date: 09/08/2017
Joel, Syna, Whitney and I went through when canyon was dry, I really liked this short canyon roughly 3 hours car to car with no hurry.
3 trip Ding and Dang Canyons - San Rafael Swell
Date: 06/06/2017
I took our High Adventure group through this canyon, it was fun. If I do this again with YM I will definitely make them all wear helmets. There were 2 awkward rappels that I would have DC but they needed to rappel, and a couple of them with little experience fell backwards and hit their shoulders on the wall.
3 trip Ding and Dang Canyons - San Rafael Swell
Date: 06/06/2017
I took our High Adventure group through this canyon, it was fun. If I do this again with YM I will definitely make them all wear helmets. There were 2 awkward rappels that I would have DC but they needed to rappel, and a couple of them with little experience fell backwards and hit their shoulders on the wall.
1 trip West Canyon - Lake Powell
Date: 03/17/2017
SCOTT, ALAN, JOEL, JARED AND I WENT IN JARED'S BOAT, JARED SPRAINED HIS ANKLE ABOUT 5 MILES IN AND TURNED AROUND AND CAME BACK. WE MADE IT TO THE UPPER CAMP SPOT WOKE UP THE NEXT MORNING AND EXPLORED TIGER ROUTE. THE WATER LEVELS WERE REALLY HIGH AND VERY COLD. WE USED THE SAND TRAP 4 TIMES. AND JOEL HAD TO THROW 2 POT SHOTS OVER THE BIG KEEPER. THAT WAS 3/4 FULL OF WATER.
1 trip Micro Death Hollow - Escalante
Date: 10/23/2016
Scott and I dropped in at The Big 300 ft rap. The canyon was really short. The exit was a little tricky route finding. The possible kph was full of sand and no water in the canyon so we didn't put on our wet suits
1 trip Neon Canyon - Escalante
Date: 10/22/2016
Scott and I went through this. We dropped I to a side fork that was pretty awesome and which was prob the best part of the while canyon. It was super muddy and slick in the side fork. The golden cathedral was a a great rap.
1 trip Choprock Canyon - Escalante
Date: 10/21/2016
Scott, Alan and I went through Chop. The water was cold but not as cold as I had expected. I wore my 3mm full and never put on my 3 mm shorty, with 5 mm booties. The Grim section took a bite at Alan, he rolled or maybe broke his foot near the mid of the section. The first slots were awesome, Happy section was absolutely beautiful. Grim had pretty good water levels without too many super diff obstacles. This is my fav canyon to date.
1 trip Egypt 2 Canyon - Escalante
Date: 10/20/2016
Scott, alan, Joel and I went down Egypt 2 and went up 3. Egypt 3 was pretty skinny. We also rapelled the big 300ft drop on Egypt 2. Pretty awesome. This was my first big rap
1 trip Egypt 3 Canyon - Escalante
Date: 10/20/2016
Scott, alan, Joel and I went down Egypt 2 and went up 3. Egypt 3 was pretty skinny. We also rapelled the big 300ft drop on Egypt 2. Pretty awesome. This was my first big rap
1 trip Zero G Canyon - San Rafael Swell
Date: 10/01/2016
Joel, Syna, Whitney & I went through zero gangsters. The water level was so high we didn't even have a semi keeper at all.
3 trip Little Wild Horse Canyon / Bell Canyon - San Rafael Swell
Date: 05/14/2016
Fun weekend. We tool sophie, miles and lucy. We tool too kiddies backpacks. Miles walked some of it. The kids loved it.
1 trip North East Fork of TCB - Robbers Roost
Date: 04/10/2016
(AKA Smallcatraz) The class four move at exit was really easy. The rest of the canyon was fairly tight. Most of the canyon was done on the canyon floor. Joel and I stemmed 20ft high to avoid a water pool.
1 trip Blue John Canyon - Robbers Roost
Date: 04/09/2016
We did all 5 forks, down little blue john, up main, over to squeeze fork, down east to confluence of main and up west. took us about 9 hours only 1-120 ft rope was needed
1 trip Larry Canyon - Robbers Roost
Date: 04/08/2016
Fun slot first rap we DC to the moki steps. The exit seemed somewhat long, and the exit exit was very exhausting (I think my Hormel lunch didn't sit well with me though). Their was one class 4 climbing that was kind of sketchy not really hard, however it is about 80 ft climb up a crack.
1 trip Alcatraz Canyon - Robbers Roost
Date: 04/07/2016
Scott, Alan, Joel, Jaden and I loved the canyon
1 trip Zero G Canyon - San Rafael Swell
Date: 05/02/2015
Amazing fun canyon, Dustin got the monkey off his back going through the crux. DJ and I loved the canyon's narrow hallways and semi keepers
1 trip Goblin's Lair - Goblin Valley
Date: 05/01/2015
Fun Trip with Davey, DJ, Justin and me.