For today's adventure I'm sharing a few pictures from a trip my husband and I did with a friend to Larry Canyon, deep in the remote Robber's Roost area of eastern Utah. (One of the wonderful things about southwest canyoneering is how remote and wild many of these canyons still are. You can stand under a fiery sunset looking out over a twisting maze of canyons, and know yourself the only human for miles; feel the vast, ancient silence of the desert, that's as inspiring as it is humbling.) Larry is one of those canyons with a wonderfully surprising start: one minute you're slogging along a broad, sandy wash, wondering when it's going to get interesting; and all at once, the ground drops away into a deep, narrow slot.
|Me rappelling into the slot of Larry Canyon|
Then you've got a whole series of mini-rappels, downclimbs, and chockstones to chimney over.
|My husband Robert setting up a rappel|
|Deep in Larry Canyon|
|Robert and our friend Jason setting the final rappel|
|Me and Robert climbing out of Larry Canyon|