Explanation Notes for Canyoneering Trip Reports Pages
Note on technical mileage.
On the route maps, are waypoints marked as the “top entry to” and
“bottom exit from” the canyon. The portions of the route
that lay between these points are usually counted as the technical
mileage and is generally more
difficult to travel and may require technical gear for some segments.
In some cases large portions of the route between the markers
are not all that difficult to travel. Technical difficulty
is not the only criteria used to determine the location of these
points on a map.
The “top entry to” and “bottom exit from” the canyon points can
signify the upper and lower ends of the route that are one or
more of the following:
(1) More difficult to travel
(2) The most logical place to add the mark on a map so it makes
more sense visually
(3) the obvious attraction for traveling the route.
In some cases (i.e. the Lodge Canyon Route) the technical
mileage will differ from the actual measured distance between
the “top entry to” and “bottom exit from” the canyon
points. Read the trip report / route description to get
the full idea of what you will encounter.
Notes on gear used for canyon list.
The items listed on the "Gear Used for Canyon" list is there to show what we used on our journey through
the canyon. You may need different items depending on the
canyon conditions at the time of your trip. This list is
not intended to be a definitive list of what is needed for this
canyon. If you are in doubt about what is needed, ask
Canyon conditions change from forces of nature so be prepared
for a surprise here and there. This is an adventure sport
after all. Canyons also change for man made reasons.
Some one might decide they don't like a bolt and yank it out.