Chaco Footwear’s Fit For Adventure Road Trip stopped by Pura Vida Adventures to “Experience the Good Life ” this past week.  Matt and Brad the fit for adventure Chaco Ambassadors tested out the new close toed Chaco shoes while participating in Pura Vida’s Cougar Canyon Canyoneering Trip.

Waterfall rappelling guides

The rappel in Cougar Canyon

Brad had some experience Canyoneering in the desert southwest, but Matt was a beginner with no previous rappelling experience.  Both Brad and Matt handled the rappelling and canyoneering with grace and style and were excited with the high water levels.

Pura Vida Adventures owner, Joe Moerschbaecher, commented, “It was truly a pleasure to have Chaco Footwear visit us during their road trip.  I have personally worn Chaco sandals for the past 17 years and can speak to their high quality customer service and their sandal durability and comfort.

Cougar Canyon is our full day beginner canyoneering experience. Participants should be in good physical shape and be comfortable hiking on rocks at a leisurely pace, hiking up hills with rooty trails at a leisurely pace, capable of easily climbing leaning adjustable ladders and long stairs (5 flights) is a good indicator you are capable of doing this trip. Participants of this program need no prior climbing or rappelling experience. This program includes a 85 ft waterfall rappel as well as swimming and rock scrambling. Some of the travel takes place in the waterways negotiating boulders, while other parts of it take place on trails that parrallel the waterway. This trip also includes travel through water that is knee deep. Cost $150 a person

Pura Vida Adventures was the first company to run commercial canyoneering courses in the eastern US, in addition canyoneering courses and trips are run by Joe Moerschbaecher who is certified through the American Canyoneering Academy.  Pura Vida Adventures is the only American Canyoneering Academy accredited guide service in the eastern US.