Thursday, September 28, 2006

Iron, Lion


Monday, September 25, 2006


Pretty Bullion Falls. Should be good. Who said there are no flowing water canyons near Southern Utah? The only difficulty will be the approach, with the evasion of old mines and private property filled with chained up dogs and shotguns. I might bring the Sledneck to speak some Boomhouer and Itellyouwegetrightonthroughwhooowee.

Saturday, September 23, 2006


Moab was good to me.

An astute observer could notice the Chocolate Drops in the Maze District.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Moab and...

Undescended canyon out of Arches (con Zach). Led to a couple of opportunities:

1. First time in Arches. This is good.
2. First time to ever see some of the rock types we ran into. This is good.
3. First time to try to using the 'Slick', also good.
4. I had to jug a rope, despite my strict policy (not so good).

5. We had to swim across the Colorado. Bloody cold! No, Farqin' cold. (Best not to try to get over to the Fins from the Needles District right now.) Quite a flow, and this was above the Confluence.

All in all a good outing, despite my experiencing cold shock. Look, the use of yet another gerund! Booyakasha!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006



Keepin' on

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Back to UT

Listed as a hobby, it's time.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

A tirade

Actually, just a couple of random pictures:

Mexico, last May:

Queenstown panoramic:

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Now we celebrate:

And there was random dancing to the Pointer Sisters and Animal, as we use Autostitch for the first time posting:

Friends Mike, Dan and I headed into a canyon up near the Mogollon Rim in Arizona. 'Twas my first time into a canyon since before the wedding. But I figured enough scruffiness had returned to the face and enought days since the last shower to warrant a return to the slots...

Short and sweet, in the rain. One great rap at the end. If you're going to get wet anyway...

Friday, September 08, 2006

The end. It's here.

Oh, the horror. It can't be taped. If it can't be taped, it can't be worn. If it can't be worn, my alias can no longer be Zoe Ray. Damn.

Monday, September 04, 2006

For now:

Pending the results of the written test, I can again be classified as certifiable. More pictures of the course will come in time, but...

Saturday, September 02, 2006

True to form

So Sedona... Despite the bongo-playing, crystal-wearing, vortex-hugging inhabitants, we have thus far managed to entertain ourselves on ropes without too bad of scenery.

More importantly, we spend our time in the shade. Sure it's September, but this is still monsoon country.

Look. Even Canucks can do rebelays. They carry special pouches with mayonnaise to dip their chips in. How clever.

Time to clean up. Testing is tomorrow. Hopefully another merit badge for the sash.

The rag tag crew: