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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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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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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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“The universe had conspired to send me back … “

“The universe had conspired to send me back … “ Trip Report March 9-29 2009 Scott Knies . . . better late, than never. Some of my favorite posts are other member’s trip reports, so I thought I would share … Continue reading

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Since we were uncertain, we decided to run right. We got pounded.

Since we were uncertain, we decided to run right. We got pounded. - Long Trip Report Aug. 9. 2009 Blakely LaCroix It had taken 14 years to return to Lee’s Ferry. Preface: In 1994 I bought an Aire 156R raft with … Continue reading

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“it was rather amazing. And pleasant…”

“it was rather amazing. And pleasant…” Brief Trip Report Sept. 24, 2009 Rich Phillips Hi, Just got off a 16-day Lees Ferry to South Cove trip (long story about that schedule) and had a couple of observations. 1. Didn’t see … Continue reading

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