External Links

External Links

Puzzle Links.

General Outdoor

Leave No Trace web site.

If you would like more information on the Leave No Trace concept visit a web site devoted to it.

Article on the importance of clean camping.

The Creative Girls Adventure Book Club was researching clean camping and the leave no trace ethic and found some of the links here useful.  They also wrote to me and pointed out another leave no trace website they felt worth mention and asked for ti to be added to the resources here.

General Ecology

After looking over the issue of water treatment in the outdoors I decided on the First Need water filter by General Ecology.  I feel it is one the best options out there.  If you would like to know more about the issue of water treatment in the out doors, feel free to check out my paper on Water Treatment Thoughts.

Canyoneering

Stefan's Canyoneering Links

Some of the links on this page are to websites that offer beta for canyoneering routes. I do not try to keep up with the many sites available.  If you would like to see a list of links to web sites for canyoneering, take a look at the list Stefan has compiled.  The links are for beta sites, forums, canyoneering history and technical information.

CanyonCollective.com

Dan Ransom has started a new place for the community to share beta, share canyon conditions, view a map of known canyons, interact with the canyoneering community in forums and more.  The CanyonCollective.com is off to a brand new and exciting start!  sign up for a free account and have fun!

Coalition of American Canyoneers

The Coalition of American Canyoneers is a non-profit, non-partisan, member-run organization. If you love canyoneering and would like to promote canyon access, conservation, education, and safety, we encourage you to learn more about our organization and become involved.

Canditions.com

Canditions (Canyons / Conditions) is a relatively new site for current canyon conditions is .  This site is new and doesn't have a lot of information...... Yet.  If you intend to do a canyon check Canditions and see what you come up with.  If you want to give back to the community in some way take the time to post a canyon condition after your trip.

Zion Canyoneering

Zion Canyoneering is a site dedicated to canyons in the greater Zion area.  Lots of canyons listed there.  Looking for alternate sources of beta on Zion Canyoneering?.... this is a good place to start.  If no formal published beta exists for a canyon listed there, sometimes there will be links to various forum conversations that can help get the required information.

Canyoneering Yahoo Group

This group is very active.  There are many members with a lot of canyon experience.  This group is a good place to learn, hear current beta, ask questions of experienced canyoneers and network to find potential canyon partners.  If you find you like the sport of canyoneering I suggest joining this group.

Minislot Guide to the Colorado Plateau

Looking for some short but fun routes to do in Utah?  Dave's Minislot Guide to the Colorado Plateau has some fun routes to offer.  This is a collection of short canyons in various areas.

Canyoneering USA

Canyoneering USA is run by Tom Jones and offers the CUSA Store, various links to other canyoneering sites and communities and his online Canyoneering Guide.  Tom has written a canyoneering book for the Zion area called Zion: Canyoneering.

Uber Adventures

Uber Adventures is run by Kluas Gerhart and offers courses from beginner to advanced and a wide selection of canyoneering gear.  Uber Adventures is based out of Chatsworth California and has a brick and mortar store where you can stop in to say hi.  Example Pic.

BG-Gear

BG-Gear is my personal web store where I will offer a small assortment of canyoneering gear.  The store will primarily carry creations of my own design.  Along the way I will add other gear to the store that I have created and a few odds and ends I feel like adding from other sources.   Example Pic.

The ACA American Canyoneering Academy

This site is run by Rich Carlson.  The ACA (American Canyoneering Academy) offers courses ranging from beginner to expert and certified guide status.  There are forums and a calendar.  On the calendar are dates for the courses and other events like canyoneering rendezvous.

Canyon Name Database

Some canyons are known by more than one name.  This database lists the canyons and the respective aka's.  The database also explains how and when the canyon got its name.  This database only lists names on the Colorado plateau.  It would be nice to see the data base extended one day to other areas.

Canyon Chronicles

Eric maintains a site with lots of cool pictures from canyons.  Well worth looking through if you like seeing canyon photography.  The site and it's pictures are very easy on the eyes.

I met Eric Leifer in Keyhole Canyon in Zion.  I was taking a few friends through for an intro to canyoneering.  After a few emails back and forth Eric took me through Flintstone Canyon.  This was my first introduction to the Mogollon Rim.

Adventure Hikes and Canyoneering in the Southwest

This site is maintained by Christopher Brennen.  On the contents page is a large list of hikes and canyon routes.  His beta contains maps and GPS coordinates.  He is also the author of other books which can be found on the DANKAT Publishing page.

Zion National Park

This site offers a lot of information about Zion and surrounding areas.  Great place for some beta of canyoneering, climbing and hiking routes in and around Zion.  Lots of info here.

Average Joe Road Trips

This site offers information about a lot of canyoneering routes as well as various other fun adventures. There are maps, route descriptions, GPS coordinates and other information for the routes.  Lots of fun stuff here.

A massive collection of rappel devices and ascenders by Gary D. Storrick

If you would like to see a massive collection of rappel devices and ascenders check out the collection that Dr. Gary D. Storrick has.  I found his link for a quick overview a good way to get a fast idea of just how massive this collection is.  This is a good place to start if you are just curious about how many devices are out there and if you want ideas about how various devices work.

Friends

Bonnie Kelso - Artist

Bonnie is a friend of mine.  She does some very cool abstract art, some of which is inspired from canyon routes she has done.  She also maintains a blog which includes some of her art and descriptions / accounts of some canyons. 

If you decide to purchase any art from her a portion of the sales go towards organizations that promote environmental conservation.  So not only do you get some cool art you get to help out organizations that work toward keeping areas of land wild so we can enjoy them.

Sherriff Stone - Ghost Town Owner

Sherriff Stone (Herb Robbins) is a friend of mine who bought the Gold Point Ghost Town a few years back.  He has spent the last several years restoring the town.  There are also plenty of mines in the area if you enjoy that sort of thing.

Every Memorial Day he throws a weekend long party complete with a chili cook off.  He has restored several of the houses and rents them out bed and breakfast style.  He is continually working on restoring other portions of the town.

If you like Ghost Towns, mines or just like hearing about the history of these you should go check the place out.  Herb knows a lot about the area and the history of it.  For contact info etc go to his web site.