We just returned from a wonderful trip out west–rafting down a stretch of the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon! We all–Dean, Lori, and John (Jane’s family), Jane and I–had the best time ever. More pics forthcoming, but wanted to post a happy pic of us at the Bar 10 dude ranch in the middle of nowhere Arizona, just north of the north rim of the Canyon. It was a bit like planes, trains and automobiles: we took a 14 person prop-plane from Vegas to the Bar 10 ranch (horseback riding, skeet shooting, and sleeping in Conestoga wagons), then the next day took our first helicopter ride down into the canyon (awesome, but wouldn’t want to commute on either on a regular basis!). Then down the canyon in two 14-person mongo rafts for 3 days, with a jet boat ride at the end back towards Lake Mead, and a 2 hour bus ride to the Vegas Strip.
When you plan a trip like this you’re mostly thinking about the natural beauty of the Southwest and the whitewater adventure, but what resonates most is the people we met and the camaraderie we all felt during our short trip down the river. Some great folks and lots of laughs–like summer camp for adults! Check out Western River Expeditions and plan a trip today. Friend us here and stay tuned to see more photos and videos!