Vince Jones has been enjoying the splendors and adventure of the Southwest since 2001. He's led several backpacking trips in the Southwest, including trips from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon to Thunder River, Deer Creek, Kanab Canyon, and the North Bass Trail as well as South Rim trips along the South Bass Trail. The Escalante River Basin in The Escalante Grand Staircase National Monument, Utah is another favorite of his. Although Vince lives in Florida, he is a desert rat at heart. While he enjoys the physical demands of a backpack trip, he finds the beauty and tranquility of the wilderness and the camaraderie with other trip members especially rewarding.