Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Hiking Utah
Tribune Reporters
By Nate Carlisle, Jason Bergreen, Erin Alberty and Brett Prettyman

» Twitter: @UtahHikes

» E-mail

» Subscribe (RSS)




Writer Michael Restivo climbs up petrified sand dunes near Moab in 2012. Restivo wrote about his canyoneering trip for Seattle Backpackers Magazine. Photo courtesy Restivo.
Writer goes canyoneering in southeast Utah

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.

Photos
Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

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



Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
 
Jobs
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Login to the Electronic Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.