This is a great chance to experience one of the best hikes in the US!
My friend has 3 permit spots available for a hike down the famous Subway in Zion National Park, starting July 14. Normally, the route is booked solid months in advance, so this is a rare opportunity.
Description of the route: http://www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvisit/thesubway.htm
This is mostly a hike, but does require rope skills (there are 3 rappels up to 30 feet on the way down). So please sign up only if you know how to rappel and have appropriate equipment. Previous canyoneering experience is also very helpful.
My friend Jennifer is a member of Adventure-Us, but not an organizer, so I'm posting the event on her behalf. Here's her original message (Remember to contact her directly for more details/carpool arrangements/etc):
My two friends and I (all in our mid-30's) will be embarking through The Subway in Zion on Sunday 7/14 for the first time. Our permit is for 6 people and right now I believe we have 3 spots open. We have a campsite reserved at Watchman Campground Sat 7/13-Tuesday 7/16-you're welcome to stay with us. We have one experienced male leading one very capable female rock-climber and one very capable hiker/scrambler. Both females have done two days of rappelling.
We are looking for experienced canyoneers to join us-people who are patient, laid back, safety oriented, and fun! of course. Preferably people who have done the trek before and/or own a GPS and know how to use it.
Thanks so much for your time in considering this offer! If you're interested, please email me at [masked].
I look forward to hearing from you!