Technical Canyoneering in Red Rock Desert
March 9-16, 2019
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.
This course is offered only Wake Forest students. If you are interested in creating your own Custom Backpacking trip, please send an email to email@example.com