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2-Day Intro to Canyoneering Course

2-Day Intro to Canyoneering Course

This beginner program includes proper rappelling technique, basic knots and their application for canyoneering, ascending techniques, basic haul systems, canyoneering movement and an adventure canyoneering trip. Includes both Cove Creek and another canyoneering trip. No prior knowledge is necessary for this course. This course is for beginners interested in learning more about canyoneering and the basic techniques... Read More
Pura Vida 3 Day Technical Canyoneering Course

Pura Vida 3 Day Technical Canyoneering Course

No prior knowledge is necessary for this course. This course is for beginners interested in learning more about canyoneering and the basic techniques involved. This program includes proper rappelling technique, basic knots and their application for canyoneering, ascending techniques, basic haul systems, canyoneering movement and an adventure canyoneering trip. . Includes both Big Bradley and other canyoneering Trips. In addition it includes an additional day of practicing canyoneering skills along cliffsides at a dry... Read More
Pura Vida 2 Day Technical Canyoneering Course

Pura Vida 2 Day Technical Canyoneering Course

No prior knowledge is necessary for this course. This course is for beginners interested in learning more about canyoneering and the basic techniques involved. This program includes proper rappelling technique, basic knots and their application for canyoneering, ascending techniques, basic haul systems, canyoneering movement and an adventure canyoneering trip. . Includes both Cove Creek and another canyoneering... Read More
Pura Vida Advanced 3 day rescue course

Pura Vida Advanced 3 day rescue course

This course is for participants with some level of canyoneering knowledge. Participants should be competent in canyon anchor building, canyon rigging, and self rescue skills on vertical rope. This program includes haul systems, conversion of static block system to releasable system and haul systems, vertical rescue techniques, knot passing on lowers and hauls, advanced anchor building, and other advanced anchor building skills. Includes both Big Bradley and another canyoneering Trips. In addition it includes an additional day of practicing canyoneering skills along cliff sides at a dry... Read More
5 Best Swimming Holes: Splash down

5 Best Swimming Holes: Splash down

5 Best Swimming Holes: Splash down Looking for a place to cool off in the summer? We’ve got you covered. From the ever-popular and world-famous Sliding Rock to more remote, have-it-all-to-myself spots, here’s our personal list of favorite places to splash down. 5 5 Courthouse Falls Pisgah National Forest Yes, this waterfall is off the beaten track. Yes, the water (because of the abundant shade) is always shiveringly cold. But none of this should dissuade you from visiting one of the most picturesque waterfalls this side of Shangri-La. The pool is roomy enough for several swimmers. And a little notch at the base of the falls makes it possible to slip behind the cascade. All in all, magical. X 4 4 Fawn Lake Dupont State Recreation Forest Not a swimming hole in the strictest sense (it is a lake, after all) but Fawn Lake is a sensational spot to cool off, play hooky, or while away a lazy afternoon. The good news is that the lake is large enough to accommodate lots of folks without anyone feeling like their privacy is being invaded. One big advantage to Fawn Lake is that the water temperature is generally much more moderate than the other river- and stream-fed swimming spots we’ve mentioned. It also has a handy pier that leads out to the deeper section of the lake. X 3 3 Whale Back Pisgah National Forest This is one of our favorite little spots to cool off. In the center of the... Read More