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1 trip Cassidy Arch Canyon - Capitol Reef
Date: 04/17/2014
We had great weather when we did this canyon! It certainly starts off with a bang- fine for me but a few fairly new canyoneers in my group who were afraid of heights who struggled with the first rappel. If you take "beginners" make sure they are comfortable with heights, or they will question why they joined you! When we went some of the webbing was starting to get worn- will probably return in the fall with a small group to replace a lot of webbing. The fourth rappel following the two stage has been bolted, and very well. A super squeezey start to that one! I personally am not a fan of the placement of the bolts for the fifth rappel - their height and proximity to the edge make for a super awkward swinging-out start. Not terrible, but bolts placed higher on the wall could make the start go much more smoothly. Canyon was completely dry and litter-free. Absolutely gorgeous and one I will likely end up doing annually! A blast!
1 trip Dragonfly Canyon - Arches National Park
Date: 11/02/2013
First I want to commend Ryan on his absolutely fabulous directions. A+ Second I want to highly recommend to anyone doing this canyon in the colder months to wear a wetsuit. That water is CHILLY! We got a little bit later of a start than I would've preferred, but it still worked out okay. If you're going during a colder part of the year (which is fine, we only saw one other group the whole day) try for late morning or early afternoon to give yourself the most sunlight in the canyon to warm up in. After the first rap the wetsuit can come off. We lost the trail out a few times, but never for very long. A GPS was extremely helpful, even with great directions.

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