Leave No Trace
If you would like more information on the Leave No Trace concept
visit the web site devoted to it.
After looking over the issue of water treatment in the outdoors
I decided on the First Need water filter by General Ecology.
I feel it is one the best options out there. If you would
like to know more about the issue of water treatment in the out
doors, feel free to check out my paper on
Stefan's Canyoneering Links
Some of the links on this page are to websites that offer beta for canyoneering routes. I do not try to keep up with
the many sites available. If you would like to see a list of
links to web sites for canyoneering, take a look at the list Stefan
has compiled. The links are for beta sites, forums,
canyoneering history and technical information.
Dan Ransom has
started a new place for the community to share beta, share canyon
conditions, view a map of known canyons, interact with the canyoneering
community in forums and more. The
CanyonCollective.com is off to a brand new and exciting start!
sign up for a free account and have fun!
Canditions (Canyons / Conditions) is a relatively new site
for current canyon conditions is . This site is new and
doesn't have a lot of information...... Yet. If you intend to
do a canyon check Canditions and see what you come up with. If
you want to give back to the community in some way take the time to
post a canyon condition after your trip.
Zion Canyoneering is a site dedicated to canyons in the greater Zion
area. Lots of canyons listed there. Looking for
alternate sources of beta on Zion Canyoneering?.... this is a good
place to start. If no formal published beta exists for a
canyon listed there, sometimes there will be links to various forum
conversations that can help get the required information.
Canyoneering Yahoo Group
This group is very active. There are many members with a lot
of canyon experience. This group is a good place to learn,
hear current beta, ask questions of experienced canyoneers and
network to find potential canyon partners. If you find you
like the sport of canyoneering I suggest joining this group.
Minislot Guide to the Colorado Plateau
Looking for some short but fun routes to do in Utah?
Dave's Minislot Guide to the Colorado Plateau has some fun
routes to offer. This is a collection of short canyons in
Canyoneering USA is run by Tom Jones and offers the
Store, various links to other canyoneering sites and communities
and his online
Tom has written a canyoneering book for the Zion area called Zion:
ACA American Canyoneering Academy
This site is run by Rich Carlson. The ACA (American
Canyoneering Academy) offers courses
ranging from beginner to expert and certified guide status.
There are forums and a calendar. On the calendar are dates for
the courses and other events like canyoneering rendezvous.
Canyon Name Database
Some canyons are known by more than one name. This database
lists the canyons and the respective aka's. The database also
explains how and when the canyon got its name. This database
only lists names on the Colorado plateau. It would be nice to
see the data base extended one day to other areas.
Eric maintains a site with lots of cool pictures from canyons.
Well worth looking through if you like seeing canyon photography.
The site and it's pictures are very easy on the eyes.
I met Eric Leifer in Keyhole Canyon in Zion. I was taking a
few friends through for an intro to canyoneering. After a few
emails back and forth Eric took me through Flintstone Canyon.
This was my first introduction to the Mogollon Rim.
Adventure Hikes and Canyoneering in the Southwest
This site is maintained by Christopher Brennen. On the
contents page is a large list of hikes and canyon routes. His
beta contains maps and GPS coordinates. He is also the author
of other books which can be found on the DANKAT Publishing
This site offers a lot of information about Zion and surrounding
areas. Great place for some beta of canyoneering, climbing and
hiking routes in and around Zion. Lots of info here.
Average Joe Road Trips
This site offers information about a lot of canyoneering routes as
well as various other fun adventures. There are maps, route
descriptions, GPS coordinates and other information for the routes.
Lots of fun stuff here.
A massive collection of rappel devices and ascenders by Gary D.
If you would like to see a massive collection of rappel devices and
ascenders check out the collection that Dr. Gary D. Storrick has.
I found his link for a quick overview a good way to get a fast idea
of just how massive this collection is. This is a good place
to start if you are just curious about how many devices are out
there and if you want ideas about how various devices work.
Bonnie Kelso -
Bonnie is a friend of mine. She does some very cool
abstract art, some of which is inspired from canyon routes she has
done. She also maintains a blog which includes some of her art
and descriptions / accounts of some canyons.
If you decide to purchase any art from her a portion of the sales go
towards organizations that promote environmental conservation.
So not only do you get some cool art you get to help out
organizations that work toward keeping areas of land wild so we can
Ghost Town Owner
Sherriff Stone (Herb Robbins) is a friend of mine who bought the
Gold Point Ghost Town a few years back. He has spent the last
several years restoring the town. There are also plenty of
mines in the area if you enjoy that sort of thing.
Every Memorial Day he throws a weekend long party complete with a
chili cook off. He has restored several of the houses and
rents them out bed and breakfast style. He is continually
working on restoring other portions of the town.
If you like Ghost Towns, mines or just like hearing about the
history of these you should go check the place out. Herb knows
a lot about the area and the history of it. For contact info
etc go to his web site.