Category Archives: River Trip Reports

This is a place to be enthralled by stories of past river trips submitted to our site by members

The Perfect Private Trip

The Perfect Private Trip by Mari Carlos Prelude When GCPBA reached out to Grand Canyon River Runners Association during the heady days of the FEIS and all the related politics (just a couple of years ago), an unlikely friendship sprang … Continue reading

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Rafting the Grand Canyon During Winter is Gamble With the Elements

Rafting the Grand Canyon During Winter is Gamble With the Elements by Rich Landers, February 23, 2014 Potential for debilitating desert coldness was the  baseline in preparations to raft the Colorado River through Arizona’s Grand Canyon during February. Nobody could overlook … Continue reading

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A Colorado River Journal, by Jamie Compos

Here is a website with a series of pages by Jamie Compos that make up a very good trip report.  ”A Colorado River Journal”: http://elveschasm.com/grand-canyon-colorado-river-journal/

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Cancelled – How the Government Shutdown Affected a Group of Area Boaters

by Elisha McArthur Permits to run the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon are acquired by a weighted lottery system and are not easy to get. What used to be a ten-year waiting list switched to a lottery in 2006. … Continue reading

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Long; 4 Corners, off topic, river trip report: Rez-Dog

Got my boat wet. It’s been a while. Just back from a San Juan, (trib to the Colorado). Sustained high water for that drainage.   Lot’s of debris and just how many flooded community sewerage lagoons or floated septic tanks?  Had … Continue reading

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The Short and the Long Of It – Wayne’s June 12-28, 2013 Trip

The short version. Just back from an 18 day Lee’s Ferry – Pierce Ferry rafting trip. June 12-28th Mostly hot to too freaking hot. 7 of us carpool together in a 12 passenger Ford E350 and a 14′ enclosed trailer … Continue reading

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“It was straight down the right shore at Hance…”

“It was straight down the right shore at Hance…” – Remembered by Rich Turner It was straight down the right shore at Hance, you, Gary Call, and me.  Not pretty runs but we all made it through without any damage.  … Continue reading

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Ten Days of Geology

Ten Days of Geology - Trip Report Sept. 27, 2008 Jan Taylor I just got back from a 10-day rafting trip in the Canyon on Tuesday. The weather was incredible and we got to do some wonderful hikes from the river, including … Continue reading

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“Solo number eight is now complete”

“Solo number eight is now complete” - Trip Report Nov 16, 2008 Bruce McElya Not a vacation slide show here, but hopefully information/opinion useful for some, or maybe not. It was a Nov 16 launch. I arrived 6 days before and went … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Mystic Eye

The Mysterious Mystic Eye - Trip Report Feb 9, 2009 Ron Sundberg Hi all, Back from another Grand adventure. Launched 2-9-09 and by the time we hit Navaho Bridge we were in a blinding snow/sleet storm pushed upstream by 20-30 MPH winds. … Continue reading

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