UBERFest: Arizona 2016
Who wants to go to Arizona for some real (wet) canyoneering?!
The only fee for this trip is a $30/person non-refundable fee which includes camping. Because canyoneering is inherently dangerous, this event is ONLY open to people with professional canyoneering training by UBER Adventures, an approved alternate training, or significant canyoneering experience! Because this event is a social activity, we will need some people willing to lead rookies through some awesome, wet, yet friendly, canyons!
If you want to go to this event … get the training and become a competent participant and valuable team member!
Some of the logistics: We’ve reserved a large group campsite near Globe, AZ. It will hold 100 people (though fewer cars)! This campsite has water, fire rings, covered pavilion/picnic area, restrooms and showers!
CARPOOL! DO IT! Two people to a car would be reasonable when you consider camping gear, coolers, canyoneering gear and the fact that there will likely be car shuttles required for some of the canyons.
You’re also responsible for your own travel, and your own meals … except!… Klaus, Jason & any other volunteers we have will help cook quesadillas and a taco bar on Saturday evening at 6:30pm. Everything besides these dishes should be contributed ‘POTLUCK style’! Keep the contributions of a Mexican theme and bring your sombrero! Let’s make it a party, as well as a meal! (Maybe we should call this one UBERFiesta!) So, bring things like chips, salsa, beans, rice, flan, Dos Equis, Corona .. etc! Don’t forget to bring a means to heat-and-serve-and clean your dish. Also, you are responsible to provide your own plate, cup, spoon, knife, fork .. etc.
These are some of the canyons you should try to find beta for: Barnhardt, Big Kahuna, Waterslides, Parker, The Jug of Salome Creek, Punchbowl, ZigZag, Minnow, Christopher Creek, ETC! MOST of these canyons will require a wetsuit as the water will be frigid, even if the weather is not! (think melting snow runoff) If you’re going to rent one, get a 4/3 and wear a rain shell over the top to keep the wind from evaporative-cooling you.
P.S. I’m limiting the RSVP’s to +1 … if your +1 hasn’t taken a 3-day basic Technical Canyoneering Course or doesn’t have SIGNIFICANT CANYONEERING EXPERIENCE, they need my permission or should not be attending.