Our next installment begins at the American
Canyoneering Association Rendezvous in Globe, Arizona. Those familiar
with the life of author Edward Abbey might recall that he worked as a
fire lookout on Aztec Peak just north of Globe (which he called
'Glob') in the Sierra Anchas.
This fact notwithstanding, the group realized
somewhat belatedly that there are, in fact, no canyons whatsoever in
Arizona, so we pick up and drive to what may someday become the center
of the canyoneering world ............ Iowa, USA! For those that must
know where these canyons are, from downtown Boone, Iowa head west on
Highway 30. Take a left at the big box store, hang a right at the
corporate hog farm, hang a right at the third corn field and park next
to the big crop circle.