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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Moab Base Jump Ranks With World's Best Adventures

Men's Journal has this new article, Best Summer Adventures 2013, describing great adventures around the world. Some recommended activities include:
  • Ski Australia‚Äôs Great Dividing Range
  • Safari in wild Zambia
  • River trek West Java
  • Windsurf Egypt's cross winds
  • Trek through Little Tibet
In all, 27 activities make the Journal's list. And number one on the list, well, that would be base jumping in Moab, Utah:
  • Trust fall in the Utah desert
Here's a quote from the article: "One jump site sits at the top of the 900-foot-tall Mineral Canyon Cliffs on the appropriately named Green River while the other, the aformentioned Parriott Mesa, stands in Castle Valley like a forbidding fortress. The hike to the launch zone is strenuous, but you don't have to worry about walking back down."

The magazine also has this new article, Hike Solo in Utah's Canyon Country, which describes a backpack through Coyote Gulch in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

One more quote: "On the second day, I spend a little time bouldering in the canyon on blocks of sandstone that long ago calved from the walls. I hike the two miles over to the Escalante River, and go wading in its fast-moving current. But mostly I souse around in the waterfalls, enjoying myself in deep, swirling swim holes, and do nothing."

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