It might not be immediately apparent what it’s like to actually LIVE on the river, away from any kind of civilization for 21 days. One fellow, who was trying to be helpful as
Many would say this river is more about the Grand Canyon day hikes than the Grand Canyon whitewater I’ve waxed on about in previous posts. And this would certainly be true for
Last post I promised you a rundown of what camera gear I brought on the Grand Canyon River Trip. and how it worked out. I mentioned too the importance of planned redundancy so your trip isn’t ruined with an unplanned accident with a critical
Back in 2005, my husband & I celebrated our 20th anniversary with a 14 day self-support rubber ducky float down the Escalante River in Southern Utah. It’s a tiny tributary of the Colorado River, with enough water to run it only
So let’s talk about lava now. Actually, Lava Falls Rapid. Remember that scale of difficulty that rates rapids for rafters? Well this one’s a 9. 10 means it’s unnavigable without grave consequences. Remember Crystal? It was an 8. And remember how I described speaking of that rapid in quiet worried tones? Well, it’s not even allowed to
Today was all about running Crystal Rapid, one of the major five (or six or seven depending on who you talk to) rapids on the two hundred and twenty mile stretch of river we had wholly committed ourselves to.
It takes a while to slow down on vacation, doesn’t it? In fact it takes at least a few days to leave the wild rumpus behind. It happened for me on the fourth day, our first layover day.
A layover day is the highly prized, well earned day off after
I didn’t start doing river trips till my mid-twenties. I was hooked immediately. But just because I decided I wanted to run rivers didn’t mean I could without spending an awful lot of money on commercial trips or