Technical Canyoneering in Red Rock Desert
March 21-28, 2020
Travel through a magical and iconic American landscape. Let the sight of a million stars and the aroma of woodsmoke lull you to sleep each night. Wake up each morning to the smell of sagebrush and juniper. On this 7 day backpacking trip, you will explore a small slice of our vast desert, from high topped mesas to hidden slot canyons - narrow, twisted passageways, carved by wind and water.
Build your technical skills. You'll learn how to evaluate fixed anchors, rappel, spot your parters in technical terrain, give a hip belay, set a hand line, and escape a "keeper" pot hole. With these skills, we will penetrate deep into the heart of the Utah desert, an area famous for its Native American history, unusual geology, and reputation as a "Robber's Roost."
Gain perspective. Participate in a Citizen Science project and play a part in conserving our public lands. Eat backcountry gourmet treats including biscuits and gravy, homemade pizza, and gooey cinnamon rolls. Take time away from it all on a desert solo. Spend each day travelling over physically challenging terrain and return to school stronger both mentally and physically.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
OUTDOOR SPECIALITIES: Rock Climbing, Packrafting, Backcountry Skiing
CREDENTIALS: NOLS Instructor, Wilderness EMT, LNT Master Educator
PASSIONS: Motorcycling, Hitchhiking, Writing
Dave has led more than 100 NOLS courses.
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