For better or worse, one of the items on my spring wishlist is to get some pothole escape experience. The only canyons that I've done that have any semblance of potholes are Ringtail and Neon--and both of those were chock full of water at the times I went through. I'm pretty mesmerized by all of the techniques that I've seen in videos or read about being employed during escapes--and I'm pretty driven to add that knowledge and those abilities to my fledgling skill set. But unlike a couple of the other more "advanced" skills of canyoneering (like ascending or anchor building), pothole escapes can't necessarily be practiced in the backyard or garage. The question: What canyons with potholes are the most suitable for noobs? Is there such a thing as a canyon that is "easy" to practice in? One where a small group can test the science of pack tosses or partner assists without fear of succumbing to the throes of hypothermia....or getting stuck? OR, is pothole escapism an endeavor that should not be considered unless under the guidance of one who has the experience??? Very curious to hear what the board has to say on this subject. For such a formidable canyon obstacle, there doesn't seem to be as much conversation on the topic as one would think. Any recommendations for getting started or even personal anecdotes of your own learning experiences, scary escapes, tech tips, etc, are all appreciated. Thanks!