Tomorrow morning my wife and I start driving west for our extended vacation of canyons and climbing, and I wanted to thank everyone on this forum who has been so helpful in answering my questions and pointing me in the right direction Canyons are beautiful, and it will be a great break from the climbing with a different type of challenge and adventure. After a couple months of rather focused research, practice, and preparation, we're ready to get out there. I hopefully won't be posting naive questions for a while, but when we get back, I plan to share trip reports and photos, and let you know how we fared. Thanks everyone!!!