Category Archives: GCPBA Info Corner – Mile By Mile Campsite List and more

Look here to find articles complied by Rich Phillips in sort of an FAQ format relating to all things in the canyon and boating.

GC Campsite Info

The NPS records and monitors major campsites and their condition by various methods, some of which are: 1.  They photograph the campsite from the same spot over a period of time to examine what is happening, are rocks moving around, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Comprehensive GC Gear List

Gearheads rejoice! Here’s a list long enough to sink even the sturdiest of river runners. You can pare this down a lot, but just keep in mind, once on the water, all you have is what you have with you… … Continue reading

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Suggested First Aid Kit

Note:  This is not intended to be a complete list, and is not endorsed by the NPS.   INSTRUMENTS First Aid book, small waterproof to refresh your memory Paramedic shears/knife, 1 medium size clothing/tape/dressings Razor, 2 safety type removing hair for taping Tweezers, 1 medium splinter removal Safety … Continue reading Continue reading

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Lees Ferry Water and Purification

I was wondering if there is water available at Lee’s Ferry to fill up our 5 gallon jugs.  If so, does it taste good, or is it better to fill up somewhere else? * * * There has always been … Continue reading Continue reading

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Oar Wrapping

I was wondering if anyone out there has a sure-fire method for wrapping oars.  I have looked at the Sawyer wrap kits but they seem outrageously expensive ($25 for a length of rope and some instructions!).  So, if any of you … Continue reading Continue reading

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Grand Canyon Books

Grand Canyon Books.  This index is divided into these section Guides, Historical, Geology, Picture and Fiction Guides Title Author Copyright Year Guide to the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon Martin & Whitis 2004 Colorado River Briefs for a Trip … Continue reading Continue reading

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Treating Water with Alum

Experienced GC guide Drifter Smith posted this originally on rec.boats.paddle, and it also appeared in the Waiting List, V.3 #3. **************************************** There’s an easy way to settle water using alum as a settling agent. I do this in Grand Canyon … Continue reading Continue reading

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Propane Use

I checked this out once and found a high school student that had a science fair project using 3 settings on a propane burner to raise the temperature of 10L of water to 50 degrees C (122 degrees F).  She … Continue reading Continue reading

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Satellite Phone

More and more GC trips are carrying sat phones for their communication. Evidently there are two major options, as far as providers —  each with advantages and disadvantages. Would anyone like to contribute information about providers, or experiences about the  … Continue reading Continue reading

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Raft Trailer Information

Many folks use trailers to get their gear to and from the river, and often keep their boats rigged and ready to back into the water for a quick and easy launch. What kinds of tips do people have about … Continue reading Continue reading

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