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Things you need to know for your GC trip.

Cooler Research Investigations

GCPBA board member Blakely LaCroix and Peter Werness, Ph.D. did a formal scientific analysis of the performance of coolers in different configurations.  Their released results are available here:

Article 1:  An Evaluation of Drained vs. Un-Drained Coolers.
Cooler Research Article 1 Drain vs No Drain

Article 2:  An Evaluation of Block ice vs. Cube ice.
Cooler Research article #2 - Block ice vs Cube ice

Article 3:  An Evaluation of Block ice vs. Bottle ice.
Cooler Research article#3- Block ice vs Bottle ice
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Noncommercial River Trip Regulations Are Updated

Grand Canyon National Park requires that every river trip have with them a printed copy of the current Noncommercial River Trip Regulations.  The river ranger at Lees Ferry will check this.  Click “Continue reading” to access the pdf file for … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts About Trip Planning

A Few Thoughts About Trip Planning, by Rich Phillips A recent trip that had its share of issues, both minor and major, caused me to do some thinking about trip planning and management.  A few of those ideas seem worth … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon 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 Continue reading

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First Aid Kit

INTRUMENTS DESCRIPTION USES 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 Pins 10-20 various sizes triangular bandage Cotton Swabs … Continue reading Continue reading

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Private Trip Questions and Answers

The NPS non-commercial river trip regulations can be found here: http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/upload/Noncommercial_River_Trip_Regulations.pdf A lot of other non-commercial river trip information can be found here, from the NPS: http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/noncommercial-riv-docs.htm Can I change my passenger list or gear after sending you my trip … Continue reading Continue reading

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NPS Private trip Orientation Video

Thanks to the efforts of the GCPBA board and friends, we now have the National Park Service Private Trip Orientation DVD uploaded to Google Video for all to see !!  You can also order your own from our online store. http://tinyurl.com/2h9wcw Continue reading

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Boatman’s Mail Address

Phantom Ranch Box 1266 Grand Canyon AZ 86023 (Beginning April 15, 2013, packages and boxes addressed to river runners and others for delivery to the cantina at Phantom Ranch will no longer be accepted and will be returned to the … Continue reading

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