Leave No Trace
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.
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
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.
A community to share beta, canyon
conditions and interact with the canyoneering community in forums and more.
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
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 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.
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
Canyoneering USA is run by Tom Jones and offers the
Store, various links to other canyoneering sites and communities
and his online
Tom has written a canyoneering book for the Zion area called Zion:
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Road trip Ryan
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.
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.