Adventure Canyoneering in Utah (US)
Dates: 4/9 – 4/14
Price Range: $1750-$2250
Theme: Outdoors Adventure
Faculty Contact: Cheryl Schenk Miller
We will fly to Salt Lake City and then drive south in Utah to where we will set up two basecamps in the high country desert on the edge of Canyonlands National Park. For four days, we will take extensive trips to hike, climb, scramble, rappel, and perhaps, wade, through amazing red rock canyons. This is some of the best and beautiful slot canyon terrain in the world. We will explore how technical canyoneering offers us the opportunity to travel through remote canyons that cannot be accessed without the use of specialized equipment. Skills such as downclimbing, chimneying, stemming, rappelling, partner assists, etc. will be taught on the trip. This trip will be a great chance to practice teamwork, problem-solving skills, and risk assessment. Some bigger challenges may be offered for those ready and willing to say, rappel down a 200 foot waterfall. No experience necessary; this is a challenge by choice adventure with a comfortable base camp to return to each night. Get ready for spectacular sunrises, sunsets, and incredible star-gazing. This trip will run entirely outdoors except for a final night in Green River, Utah for a hotel, much-needed shower and bed before heading home.