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Over the Edge: Rappelling at Kolob Terrace

We've volunteered to be victims in a high angle rescue course this weekend (that post will come later).  Well, after meeting our friend and course instructor Kevan Jorgensen to learn what we'd be doing as victims, he suggested we head up to Kolob for some real fun.  We gladly accepted.

We'd never been up Kolob Reservior Road before and found the scenery to be absolutely beautiful. The look and feel is very similar to the rest of Zion National Park, but has it's own unique spirit.  Kevan drove us to a little spot near a friend's cabin on Kolob Terrace.  We hiked up to to edge of the cliff we were to rappel.  Kevan had not been there in several years, so we were unsure if our rope would actually reachthe bottom.  Our rope was 80 meters (just over 260 feet) and the cliff was large enough that we couldn't see the bottom so the only way to know if the ropewas surely long enough was to go over the edge and head down.  Scary?  Yep, just a bit. Read more