Change Creek

August 8, 2021

Day 4 of swiftwater canyoneering course where we just

Hall Creek

August 7, 2021

Day 3 of swift water canyoneering course where we practiced technical rope work

Snoqualmie South Fork

August 6, 2021

Day 1 and 2 of swift water canyoneering course where we practiced jumps and slides

Adams Canyon

July 5, 2021

This Independence Day weekend we got to rappel a wonderful little waterfall

Great White Icicle

September 27, 2020

Very cold final canyon descent of the year

Super Amazing Ropewiki Map

September 7, 2020

My attempt at merging the simplicity of the Super Amazing Canyoneering Map and the comprehensiveness of ropewiki

Crumbling Canyon

July 24, 2020

So much better than expected and good enough to call it "meh" for after-work canyoneering

Lincoln's First Canyon

July 12, 2020

Fun waterfall rappel with my middle child plus a few things that weren't quite perfect

ACA Skills Checklists Updates

April 26, 2020

The ACA recently updated all their Skills Checklists. Let's nerd out and see what changed.

Rappel Devices of the 2020 Utah Canyoneers Shirt

February 23, 2020

List of all the rappel devices on the 2020 Utah Canyoneers shirt and a couple rappel devices that aren't

Every Mistake I've Ever Made Canyoneering

June 20, 2019

The Worrier

June 25, 2019

Worrying is my super power to get me through hard canyons

Rocky Mouth in Hard Mode

June 15, 2019

10 things I learned - and 1 thing I didn't - in my first ridiculously hard waterfall rappel

Cascading in Maui

May 18, 2019

While in Hawaii on vacation we went canyoneering with Rappel Maui

North Wash March 2019

March 16, 2019

Near the end of 2018/2019's long winter, canyoneering season has kicked off.


November 11, 2018

For the final day of the trip we had gotten Fiery Furnace permits and intended to descend Lomatium and Krill canyons...

Tierdrop and Not Tierdrop

November 10, 2018

Day 2 of our canyoneering trip we met up with a group of people to do the Tierdrops...

Moonflower and U-Turn

November 9, 2018

We learned the hard way that our ropes were too short...


October 26, 2018

The rendezvous kicked off with a trip down full Spencer Canyon...

Rock Canyon

September 22, 2018

Final day of the 2018 Zion Canyon Rendezvous...


September 21, 2018

Day 2 of the 2018 Zion Canyon Rendezvous...

Mystery Revisited

September 20, 2018

The Zion Canyoneering Rendezvous kicked off with Mystery Canyon...

The Subway

September 10, 2018

A friend who has never gone canyoneering before told me he put in for permits for The Subway...

Robber's Roost

May 19, 2018

I had a free weekend and met up with a group for Robber's Roost...

Hall's Creek

April 19, 2018

Two years after bailing out, I finally got another crack at Poe...

One Hundred Canyons Later

April 15, 2018

Review of and love letter to my recently retired Petzl Canyon harness...

ACA Guide Leader Aspirant Rendezvous

March 24, 2018

Fun times practicing skills and meeting new aspirants...


March 3, 2018

Starting out scared and timid, I finished my first X-rated canyon happy and confidently..

No Kidding

March 3, 2018

Great sand trap practice in No Kidding Canyon...

Monkey Business

March 2, 2018

My first canyoneering trip of 2018 kicked off in North Wash with the spectacular Monkey Business...

Canyons No Longer within Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

March 24, 2017

The following canyons will no longer be located within the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument...

William's First Rappel

November 11, 2017

William is always asking if he can go canyoneering with me. We finally made it happen...

Dry Canyon Practice Sep 2017

September 30, 2017

I got to host an ACA Practice Session up Dry Canyon in Utah Valley...

Heaps June 2017

June 10, 2017

Heaps, the biggest, baddest, best canyon in Zion...

Lower Refrigerator June 2017

June 9, 2017

Lower Refrigerator has the distinction of being the canyon that is not only Mother Nature’s trash bin but Angel’s Landing hikers’ trash bin as well...

Fat Man's Misery June 2017

June 8, 2017

This is the first time I have ever dropped into the wrong drainage...

ACA Leader/Guide Rendezvous: Egypt 1

October 15, 2016

The objective for this canyon was to go down a ways and then ascend back up all the rappels. It made the canyon quite fun...

ACA Leader/Guide Rendezvous: Beau Beau

October 15, 2016

After ascending and hauling in Egypt 1 I went with a group to Beau Beau aka Egypt 1.5...

ACA Leader/Guide Rendezvous: Day 1

October 14, 2016

This is just a short summary of some of the things we covered on the first day of the Leader/Guide Rendezvous...

Dry Canyon Fall Colors

September 25, 2016

Autumn colors were in full force high up in the canyons below Timpanogos...

Bensen Creek

September 18, 2016

Sunday morning following the Zion Canyoneering Rendezvous we had some time so we decided to descend Benson Creek near Brian Head...

Hidden Canyon

September 16, 2016

After a fun day leading Behunin, we got invited to do Hidden. I was pretty sick at the time and didn't want to do anything too difficult, so Hidden it was...

Neon and Choprock Canyons

May 14, 2016

I finally descended Neon and Choprock canyons...

Egypt 2

October 23, 2015

Egypt 2 was my first Escalante canyon. The 270′ entrance rappel provided a great introduction to this spectacular area...

Rockfall in Mystery Canyon

September 20, 2014

At the 2014 Zion Canyon Rendezvous, I had my canyon leadership abilities tested for the first time under a stressful situation...

Kanarra Creek

August 1, 2014

My family took a trip to the Grand Canyon. We had a few hours set aside on the drive down to visit Kanarra Creek...

My Story

April 28, 2012

How I got into canyoneering...