For eleven days this spring we rafted 280 miles of the Grand Canyon. Each day we left the river and hiked and scrambled up into wild side canyons to waterfalls and lush vegetation. We watched bighorn lambs play and cactus bloom. At night we slept soundly under the stars and each morning we packed up and started anew. From put-in to take-out we enjoyed a deep dive into the wonders of the Grand Canyon under the skillful and knowledgeable leadership of our guides from Colorado River and Trail Expeditions, a company I thank and highly recommend.
Thank you for such a beautiful trip down the river. I kept imagining the canyon full with water--what a world that would have been!
Such a beautiful post, Rick! Thank you for repainting my memories. I spent 24 days last April rafting the Canyon. It truly is a life-changing place.
You brought back some incredible memories with your slideshow because I rafted through the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River three times back in the 70s. I often wish that everybody I know could have an experience like that because seeing the canyon through the eyes of the river is a nearly indescribable experience. Redwall Cavern, House Rock Rapids, Lava Falls, Hance Rapids... thank you for refreshing my memories!
Awesome as always, i grew up in WV near the Gauley and New Rivers and rafted each many times, the Colorado is a bucket list trip
Beautiful! (Even the scorpion, although scary.) Thank you.
Wow...My other home away from Montana...Northern Arizona...YES!
So beautiful Rick and Mary...Made my HEART smile real big...
How was the water level this year?
Thanks for this beautiful share.
Spectacular! Thanks for visually taking me along.
I’m glad you enjoyed the trip down the river, Karen.
Ed &Judy, thanks again for commenting. I hope you raft the Colorado sooner than later. I worry about the river level (you raft between an upstream and downstream dam) as this drought continues and the silt level continues to increase in the last twenty or so miles before take-out.
Yes, Patricia, that scorpion is beautiful. Evidently there were many of them out and about at night but this is the only one that I saw. I'm glad I had the camera with me.
Hi Ramona. I glad the slideshow made your heart smile. We went in mid to late April and the water level was relatively low. The rapids were, I think, a bit calmer than the guides expected. In the last 25 miles as we approached Lake Mead, the water level was low enough and the silt level high enough that we ran aground a couple of times.
Beautiful photography in one of the world’s most spectacular places! Thank you so much for sharing.