The Coalition of American Canyoneers (CAC) has been negotiating access to Punchbowl Canyon with the Salt River Project (SRP). Punchbowl Canyon is part of the Tonto National Forest south of Horse Mesa, Arizona. Nearby is a significant dam that delivers hydropower and water to Phoenix. The dam has new security requirements since 9/11. In the past, canyoneers have been accessing the canyon without permission and there was an incident in 2011 that left a negative impression. Fortunately, the CAC was able to get past this and worked with SRP to allow canyoneering access. The rules: http://www.americancanyoneers.org/arizona/punchbowl-canyon/ Photos and a much deserved Thank You to CAC Board members Rich Rudow & Mike Zampino for their work on this.