by Ramblin’ Ron
Wiggle Walks are my version of adventure hiking / canyoneering in the Canyonlands area of southern Utah. They are more challenging than the usual well-traveled trails in nearby Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and range from easy hiking (Class I-III) to Class IV scrambling and sometimes easy Class V rock climbing and rappelling . Wiggle Walkers enjoy relative solitude, away from other hikers, mountain bikers, dirt bikers and ORVers. They include lots of scenic overviews, and may include petroglyphs (images chipped into rock faces), pictographs (painted images) and ruins from the ancient Anasazi & Fremont cultures of peoples who were residents of the area more than 500 years ago. They may also include dinosaur tracks and newly discovered sandstone arches. Wiggle Walks are normally half-day hikes and we’re always back in time for afternoon Happy Hour.
Here’s a picture of Ramblin’ Rose rappelling the final descent
of the Longbow Arch Wiggle Walk near Moab.