Monday, January 31, 2011

Rescue Report: Canyoneering in Zion National Park

Bob Lewis, who contributed this month’s story in the Boulder Group Newsletter-the Compass-about his rescue during a canyoneering adventure. His story is a good reminder that even the safest outdoor adventures can turn risky if the weather changes what was once familiar terrain. If you have a story about a near-epic you would like to share, please contact Compass Editor, Donna Marino at

Pine Creek Adventure
- contributed by Bob Lewis
Every year, several friends and I travel to different locations in and near Colorado to do some technical canyoneering. In September 2006, several of us headed to Zion National Park. One of the canyons we decided to do was Pine Creek. I had done this canyon twice before and it had been a lot of fun. So we decided to do it again. We started out at 9 a.m. on September 29. There were 4 of us -- Jerry Allen, Gary Schmidt, Alan LaGow, and I. In the interest of moving quickly, we split into two teams....Read the rest of the story here and see what else is going on in the Boulder Group in February's edition of the eCompass.

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