What is Canyoneering?
An article from National Geographic defines canyoneering best with this quote:
“Canyoneering, a hybrid form of madness halfway between mountaineering and caving … hundreds descend into them by ropes, but only a handful explore new ones. These driven individuals tend to have a rugby player’s legs, knees crosshatched with scar tissue from all the scratches, a penguin’s tolerance for frigid water, a wallaby’s rock-hopping agility, and a caver’s mole-like willingness to crawl into damp, darkholes. “
Located almost directly in the heart of Utah is the San Rafael swell. During the mid 20th century the area was home to uranium and mineral developers. Some were large companies, and others were single men. Today there isn't much in the swell besides the occasional...read more
When it comes to canyoneering in Escalante Grand Staircase National Monument, there are much more sexy options than the Peek-a-boo Spooky loop. Ever since the embedded bessie blunder, spooky has become a lot more spooky and a lot less sexy. Dismembered...read more
A lot of people will say, "I will try anything once!". It's an unique statement that combines pride and open mindedness into one sentence. But is one time enough to actually form an opinion about something? One of my friends would always say, "I will...read more
This article was originally written by Rockrunner writer David Johnson for the Daily Herald and published in the July 3, 2009 edition of the newspaper. To view the original article please go here. When I think about it, Bigfoot is an outdoor superhero. OK, he isn’t...read more
This article was originally written for GearTrade.com by RockRunner.net writer Andy Johnson. The world has always had a fascination with the Wild West. The Wild West was one of the earliest genres of the American Film Industry. From the 1930’s to the...read more