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Traditions becoming rituals & a Hogfest on Day 1

When does a tradition practiced year after year becoming a ritual experience? I certainly don’t have the answer and even as I type these words I’m not even sure I fully understand the question I pose, but it does bring up some ideas I wish to express. 1,009 more words


Avoiding the forbidden fruit in Upper Stair Canyon

Upper Stair Canyon, 3AIIR
approximately 6 miles
North Wash

The drive from Phoenix to the San Rafael Swell is long; further than many other canyoneering destinations of southern Utah, so we thought a pit stop was in order to break up the drive. 576 more words


Fun in Headless Hen, a different kind of fun in Raven

I was looking forward to Headless and Raven with great anticipation. Why? The challenges these canyons would present would be pushing new ground for the members of “Team Quatro”. 1,034 more words