I started canyoneering for a very simple reason: to experience beautiful places. Ropes and carabiners and harnesses are kind of fun and all, but really that stuff is just a means to an end. I’m there to see beautiful places. Rapping off sketchy anchors, hiking for days, high ball stemming, free hanging rappels, flowing water – those things don’t really interest me. If they get to me a pretty place, then they are tolerable. Sometimes they are even enjoyable. But in the end, they are just a small part of the composite of a place, and it’s the place I’m after.
Full Trip Report and photos are posted at http://www.canyoneeringcentral.com/rave/best-canyon-ever-dan-ransom-in-heaps-may-2012/