|just another day in the big ditch|
Grand Canyon for 27 days, too many stories to write down. Here is a bunch of photos with a couple fun words.
|Just another beautiful beach|
|We Had very varied flow, notice how far the boats are up the beach|
|the boats tucked up in the Deer Creek micro eddy|
|Brian Newman lining up a big piece at Crystal|
|cactus on the way up to the Nankoweap Granaries|
|another beautiful sunset|
|The scenery never lets up|
|Dan lining up the big wave in Crystal|
|Dan Wylie hammering Crystal|
|Fish, being FISH!|
|Fish going big early on in the trip, look closely and spot Jane hunkering down on the front of the boat.|
|Fish and Jane finding the sweet spot at Hermit|
|Fish deep in Deer Creek Canyon|
|classic Grand Canyon shot from the Nankoweap Granaries|
|Grease meet water|
|Fish with one big Grease bomb|
|That is a motley crew|
|Marjie matching the travertine water of the Little Colorado|
|Koreen and Julie standing in front of Hermit|
|Jeff Catlett and his 18 foot boat buried in the good stuff|
|Jeff looking like a submarine resurfacing from the depths|
|The scale of the Grand Canyon is hard to comprehend, Look close to spot Jeff crushing Hermit|
|Marjie, Jane, Minna, Koreen, and Julie playing in front of Elves Casum|
|Marjie ditching her kayak and taking the sporty "swim" line|
|Chris Baer, with Havasu canyon in the back ground|
|Miles, looking for the big line at Hermit|
|Miles with a proper Grand Canyon beard|
|Minna at Vasey's Paradis|
|Minna thinking about going for a couple more "newmans" before leaving Havasu for a night cruse|
|Looking up stream at Phantom Ranch, the true point of no return|
|The dark walls and moon a near Christmas Tree Cave|
|Jane and Minna creating the sound track to Red Wall Cavern|
|De-rigging Project Mayhem in the middle of the night|
|Rooster heading down stream on another beautiful February day|
|Is that a pyramid? I don't know but it sure is pretty|
|Red Wall Cavern and a little lens flair|
|Wes, Miles, and Dan making there way through Deer Creek|
|Most of the crew steming around the fridget water in Deer Creek|
|Wes, Dan, and Miles making there way down Deer Creek|
|got to dry out those underoos some where|
|Wes in front of Havasu Canyon|
We launched February 5th and took off March 4th, 27 days on water.
There was fourteen people on the trip, three of which had very limited rafting experience, one of which was Michael the mayor of Durango.
The weather was great, highs in the low 70s, and lows just above freezing.
Our flows were all over the place usually around 20,000. That much water made some of the rapids pretty darn easy, and gave a couple of the bigger rapids a couple fun BIG options.
We managed to have 5 flips on the trip, including Jeff the morning of his birthday. I think Jeff just wanted to wash the rest of the whip cream pie off.
Please leave any questions or comments below and I will try to give you good answers.
Chris Baer still felling a little weirded out by not being a mile deep in the Grand Canyon with a bunch of good friends.