I was fortunate enough to go through Poe (Smiling Cricket) over this past weekend (Oct.14th) and was very surprised to see webbing being used without rapides or a quicklink. At no less than 3 anchors we found webbing that was slung without a link, leaving burn scars on the webbing and a certain hazard for those that follow. While it is incumbent upon all of us to check all aspects of the anchors we come upon, this irresponsible act seriously endangers subsequent groups that may not be so diligent. I'm curious to know why a group would chose to descend a canyon with this type of practice. I haven't seen this in other canyons, and for the life of me I cannot rationalize why a group would chose to do this in a canyon as technical as Poe. Why not utilize a retrievable anchor? Even if replacing old/worn-out webbing you could still utilize the existing rapide. The locations were spread out within the canyon, so I would likely rule out that notion that they were sparingly saving their rapides for latter anchors. Additionally, while in Heaps this past Sept. we came upon 2 different anchor stations that were slung with webbing tied with an overhand vs. ring bend. Very disconcerting to see both of these within more advanced canyons. Anyone have any thoughts?