I've recently been questioning the ethics of keeping certain canyons "secret"; its not an easy thing in the internet age with a surge of users in the canyoneering community. My personal reasons have been both selfish(wanting solitude-hence my "hermit" label) and well founded(i.e. biological sensitivity, private property rights, etc.) Arguably all canyons have some bio-sensitivity when you look at the impact of a large number of users. Whether its from approach route erosion or spreading disease to isolated toad populations. I often feel its inevitable that sooner or later the secret will be out. I have visited a certain Zion area canyon for many years and have been surprised to have not heard it discussed or seen it published on any web-guides. Its been bolted for many years, has no access issues(at present) and would be a sure favorite of many who have likely looked at it from below or at least enjoyed the watery narrows its a tributary to. Should I and others like me tell our secrets? Many will likely be offended. Then again, many will enjoy the "new" canyons. Perhaps some pressure will be taken off other canyons in the area. So, I'm asking to hear the community member's opinions before I tell my secrets.