Drue backs up the Aguanchor while Jenny oversees the operation.

We have been testing a new, low-impact anchor in the field lately and would like to share it with the larger community at this time. The Aguanchor is the invention of Jenny West, and works with the SandTrap/MaxxiPad to enable safe anchoring in scenarios where water is available, but not sand.

This photo collection demonstrates application of the Aguanchor in a Rhapsody Canyon, Lake Powell. For the viewer’s reference, this is what Pothole #5 from the photo series looked like last year.

Jenny offers a rough video demonstration of the Aguanchor, and also a picture-book explanation of how to build an Aguanchor.

• See The Origin of the Aguanchor from Jenny West