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Utah Canyons Sept 18-21st?

Discussion in 'Meet Up' started by MeiDayMeiDay, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. MeiDayMeiDay

    MeiDayMeiDay

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    This may be a long shot but would anyone be interested in going and doing some canyons during the above days? I have a preference for the weekdays, but am stoked to do weekends too!

    I'm new to canyoneering but I have 4 years of rock climbing experience so I'm used to do safe anchor building and rope handling. I've been wanting to try canyoneering for a while now so I hope some kind soul might be open to paying it forward and bringing along a newbie.
  2. Scott Patterson

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    I could do weekends.
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  3. MeiDayMeiDay

    MeiDayMeiDay

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    DMed :)
  4. VBlueV

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    The ZION Rendezvous is happening during those dates.. based at ZION Ponderosa Ranch/Campground.
    They have instructors.. but you could join a willing group/or sign up for posted canyon trip.
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  5. MeiDayMeiDay

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    I was considering going to that. Have you been? It's $499 so I was wondering if it was worth it since that much money could get me started with a lot of the gear that I'll want to get.
  6. VBlueV

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    Your posted price is for the Fully Guided Option.

    The Standard Option (without formal instruction) is half that. And you can just sign up on the board for canyons with various group leaders who would, most likely, be more than willing to "take you under their wing" if you just ask.

    EDIT: I'm leading a canyon Thursday morning. If there's still a spot open on the permit, you're welcome to join. (Bring a wetsuit. Overnight temps in the 40-50s and will cold-soak the water to those same temps)
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2019
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  7. VBlueV

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    We thought we'd help start MeiDay's canyon career properly by introducing her to a member of Canyoneering Royalty.. the Empress.. Shirlz :)

    Shirlz invited us to drop into one of her First Descents/named canyons. Here's her team for a run through SHIRLZ SWIRLZ in the ZION area..
    including MeiDay in green by the XTerra.
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    MeiDay in the middle of SHIRLZ SWIRLZ.
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    Shirlz even exposed MeiDay to her first set of Keepers. Except they left Shirlz in the pot-hole =) Hey Shirlz!
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    Thanks for joining us during the Zion Rendezvous MeiDay. We'll see you down there next year!
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