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  1. We are on the cusp of a great access victory....

    We are on the cusp of a great access victory. Countless hours of lobbying, cultivating relationships with the park and other user groups and doing good works, over several years,...
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    WARNING- unanchored rope in Ramp Canyon

    This just came in from a friend....

    some folks I know did the Cistern/Ramp loop, climbing up Ramp. It sounds like they got a rope stuck in Ramp somehow at the technical climb (didn't get the...
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    Death Valley/CAC Service projects completed

    Three separate service projects were run by the Coalition of American Canyoneers (CAC) this President's Day weekend, two within Death Valley National Park and one nearby. Kirk led 14 folks into...
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    [News] CAC Death Valley Service Projects

    [INDENT] Building bridges with land managers, while caring for the environment....:2thumbs:

    http://www.americancanyoneers.org/death-valley-service-project/

    Death Valley Service...
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    Its up on the Coalition of American Canyoneers...

    Its up on the Coalition of American Canyoneers web site too.
    Good news all around. They are following through nicely on the projects they have discussed. The less resource damage, the better for all...
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    This is not the first victory. That was Death...

    This is not the first victory. That was Death Valley, saved from a Zion type permit system, but this feels huge. Hank says it was accomplished in record time, this permit system that gives us...
  7. [News] Interesting conversation on FB. We MUST defend...

    Interesting conversation on FB. We MUST defend against the NPS and other land managers just arbitrarily shutting down access whenever its more convenient for them. The meeting between CAC and the...
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    [Help] Not here. On the Collective...

    Not here. On the Collective
    http://canyoncollective.com/threads/pewits-nest-wisconsin-8-16-13.18788/
  9. Thread: Poe, Dog access...

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    [Beta] Could you identify yourself by name? Do I know...

    Could you identify yourself by name? Do I know you? Do you know any girls that are friends? Do you have a wife? Would you wish to be characterized in the same way you just characterized me and...
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    Have not spent much time with Kurty, but the few...

    Have not spent much time with Kurty, but the few days I did, I saw him hobble his way thru with a bad foot. No complaining. In some physical stuff like Inferno too. I guess he finally went to the...
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    I appreciate the kind words. Alas i am firmly in...

    I appreciate the kind words. Alas i am firmly in Crickets Douchebag closet....and Yetis selfish hoarder of his entitlement....the elitist taunter and much much more. Alas I am not alone in these...
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    This entire thread has had a "Us vs. Them" tone...

    This entire thread has had a "Us vs. Them" tone from the third post when Shane said "The A-team calls this "Bicycle Canyon" to hide it from the rest of the world." Actually the name came from here.
    ...
  13. Disclaimer.... During the making of this...

    Disclaimer....

    During the making of this video, no rocks were moved or buried. No potholes were entered (just a plunge pool). No children were killed. No murder of the impossible was committed. No...
  14. Thanks Kevin. The credit belongs to Jenny. As you...

    Thanks Kevin. The credit belongs to Jenny. As you predicted, the discussion continued on Canyons group. Many or most followed it over there, but I will provide some information and video, in two...
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    Canyon Conservation Effort- American Canyoneers

    Here is an opportunity for you to make an impact in the preservation of the natural beauty of America's canyons. As a part of their conservation efforts, the American Canyoneers; a newly formed,...
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    [News] From a letter to the editor of this newspaper...

    From a letter to the editor of this newspaper with some corrections

    To whom it may concern,
    There are two critical errors in this article.
    Please note and consider correction in the passage...
  17. Thread: Show-Don't-Tell

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    Oh you mean all those places that are beta'd?...

    Oh you mean all those places that are beta'd? This logic above escapes me. These topics were discussed on the Canyons group, but as long as Denali Mike has woken the Swamp to the idea, I might as...
  18. Actually we eldsters are quite fortunate to have...

    Actually we eldsters are quite fortunate to have some of the young and strong and at times visionary youth you allude to, at our side. What these kids can do! Glad they still still humor us by coming...
  19. .....canyons have potholes. Ban passage in Heaps,...

    .....canyons have potholes. Ban passage in Heaps, Imlay, Black hole and a many more? This canyon had flashed less than 24 hours before. A large slickrock basin is right above. It flashes often. The...
  20. our impact could not have been but a very tiny...

    our impact could not have been but a very tiny fraction of the flood that passed through less than 24 hours earlier. If the pot is emptier (no recent flood) our impact is also minimal and other...
  21. Aquanchor- it being used, how it works and how it was built.

    I hope all on Canyons and the Bog will indulge me posting this on the new canyoneering association board of American Canyoneers and linking all to it. I think it is an interesting post and posting it...
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    [Trip Report] West Ridge of Mt. Thompson

    After the long day on Mt. Daniel, we erred by driving down the hill too far and
    had a hot, sweaty and largely sleepless night in the heat and humidity. We
    resolved to sleep higher in coming nights....
  23. Thread: Mt Daniel

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    [Trip Report] Mt Daniel

    hy did I want to do Mt. Daniel next? Four reasons...It stared us in the face
    during our long bivy on Stuart and looked wonderful.......I had tried it 17
    years earlier and got skunked by a...
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    [Trip Report] North Ridge of Mt. Stuart

    Aaron and I headed down to Marblemont with an eye on the Torment traverse, a
    route that falling snowfields chased us off earlier in the trip. That and the
    big and nasty buttress on Johannesburg. We...
  25. Thread: Burgundy Spire

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    [Trip Report] Burgundy Spire

    t had been 15 years since I had climbed the spire and I had fond memories of
    it. Then we did it as an overnight, throwing in some other peaks. This time we
    decided to try it as a long day trip. It...
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