Location? Corona Arch, just outside Arches National Park in Moab. Our mission? To climb the arch, demonstrate a rappel* and then see if we could talk Mike’s sister Mary Ann & her husband Dan into doing it. That’s all four of us under the arch, then Mike & I climbing down the side while Mary Ann & Dan watch from the top. They worked up the courage and did a GREAT job.

*Rappel: to descend (as from a cliff) by sliding down a rope passed under one thigh, across the body, and over the opposite shoulder or through a special friction device. It’s pretty unnerving the first time you do it! Kudos to Aron for setting all the lines, and keeping Mary Ann calm.

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