Something about the desert landscape of the southwest always seems to entice me this time of year. It’s fitting I suppose, as no other landscape evokes a sense of appreciation for nature and life itself quite like the stark and expansive setting of the desert. Everything is on a grand scale, which tends to help put certain things back into perspective and rejuvenates the spirit.
This particular trip was spent climbing/canyoneering in and around Arches National Park in Utah. Highlights included a spectacular 150ft free-rappel through Looking Glass Arch just south of Moab, and making our way down Lost and Found Canyon (aka Undercover Slot Canyon) in a remote part of Arches, which included 3 rappels through beautiful slot canyons.