Grand Canyon 2010 Baby!
So, I've been out of the blogging scene for a few weeks after a slow down in river festivals and then our 2-week trip on the Grand, but we are back in action now. Going through all these photos has made me really appreciate what an incredible place the Grand Canyon is. Everyone who loves the outdoors, geology, history, and rivers should put this trip on their list!
The Grand is about more than just the river trip. There are some amazing side hikes in this canyon. We usually did 2 hikes per day and saw some great stuff!
In an odd, but very cool, turn of the tides, all of the kayakers on this trip were women. It was super fun to paddle with a solid crew of bad ass women! Great job ladies!
We also had a fun crew of rafters along--they made camp an entertaining place to hang around.
The Colorado River really lived up to it's name for a couple days on this trip. Mostly we had light brown water, but days 2 and 3 we had thick, chocolate mud water after 2 flash floods happened upstream of us. It was fun to get to see the Colorado in it's more "natural" state--thick and sediment laden.
Larry works full time in the Grand Canyon during the summers, and Don and I try to join him each year for the Small World Adventures trip. It was great learning new facts about the geology and history from Larry and the other seasoned Moki guides.
And, we've got one more order of business:
Glenn B. from Colorado is the winner of the Astral Willis pfd. Congrats Glenn! I hope you enjoy your new Willis.
Stay tuned as we are giving out 2 prizes on Sept. 1st--we are giving out both a Sweet Helmet and an IR drytop...good luck to everyone.
Larry is launching tomorrow on another kayaker's Grand trip. This trip he's got a dozen Irish kayakers to lead down the mighty river.
Don and I are working in Aspen through Labor Day and then are heading out to California for some fall festivals and releases. Then...hurray...back to Ecuador!