One of the ironies of hiking is it often involves a lot of driving. You have to travel to a trail head just to get out of the car and walk.
Author Michael Restivo reminds us that hiking can require rappelling, too. Restivo visited the Moab area on a hiking and canyoneering trip and wrote about the experience on the href="http://seattlebackpackersmagazine.com/canyoneering-in-moab-utah/" target="_blank">website Seattle Backpackers Magazine.
Restivo, who also writes on his own href="http://mikeoffthemap.wordpress.com/" target="_blank">travel blog, MikeOffTheMap, wrote with real joy about his Utah trip.
From the href="http://seattlebackpackersmagazine.com/canyoneering-in-moab-utah/" target="_blank">article:
Our gear was simple: harnesses, helmets, climbing rope, and hiking shoes. We would be executing two rappels today: The first would be a 45 foot drop down a rock wall into the canyon, and the second would be a 75 foot free rappel (essentially a rappel where I would be left dangling in mid air) off the Morning Glory arch before a hike through Negro Bill Canyon.
For those of us who don't care for hikes, there's easier ways href="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/cms/sites/sltrib/Outdoors/hikes.csp?hike=401" target="_blank">to hike Negro Bill Canyon.
— Nate Carlisle
Twitter: href="http://twitter.com/utahhikes" target="_blank">@UtahHikes
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