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Thread: Grand Canyon river raft trip photos

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    Super Member SaraSewing's Avatar
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    We were fortunate enough to go on a river raft trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, 8 days of absolute beauty. I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful this trip was. Grand Canyon Expeditions take exquisite care of their guests, amazing full meals. For our anniversary, they BBQ's fillet mignion. Tempting dutch over deserts too! We got to take side trips up hike up some canyons. Here is a brief sample of photos just to let you know why I haven't sewn much for a while!!

    For being such a dry climate, there are hidden springs and seeps along the canyon walls.
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    Pictographs on this rock are stunning!
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    The bright blue of the little colorado is amazing, and the water is warm too!
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    I hope you're going to post some more! That just wasn't enough... :wink:

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    WOW!! So pretty!
    I'm with Sue...more pictures, please!!!!

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    The photo in my avatar if from the river trip too

    Getting up early was ok because of the fantastic light effects
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    A 1/2 hour hike to get here, but oh so lovely
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    Wow, an amazing slot canyon. It's almost like it's reverent in there.
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    AND, one more batch. . . My favorite is the lizzard rock!

    Another blue, warm tributary. We had a great swim there.
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    Can you believe the beauty of this bird!!
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    I love lizzards, so this rock was my FAVORITE! I have him enlarged and with my assortment. Saw lots of live little fellers too. Well, some were not so little!
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    Awesome, awesome, awesome!
    What a wonderful trip you had!!
    Thanks for taking me along!

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    Those are such pretty pix. That trip is a dream of DH. Was is super expensive? We used to white water raft a couple times a summer. What fun that is.

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    Wow!! I didn't even know such a trip existed! What an adventure!! How far did you travel in the 8 days? Were tents on rocky ground most of the time? Or what exactly is it like on the ground level? Can we see more photos? :D :D :D It's fascinating!! And Happy Anniversary!! :D

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    What fantastic pictures!! It sounds like you had a absolutely wonderful trip.

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    Love that trip!!! Got more pics???

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    Wow!! I didn't even know such a trip existed! What an adventure!! How far did you travel in the 8 days? Were tents on rocky ground most of the time? Or what exactly is it like on the ground level? :D
    We camped on sandy beaches. They provided a soft pad and sleeping bags. Didn't need tents - too warm and no rain. It was 280 river miles. We passed the North/South rim on about day 3. There were two big rafts with 10 people on each raft. The boatmen (2 per boat) took such good care of us, told us facts about what we were seeing. In the evenings they fixed us great food and they had guitars, etc. We want to do the trip again!!

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    What an awesome trip!!! I have been all over the Grand Canyon but ya just don't see it the same way from above!!! I would love to see more pictures too, please!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D

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    Thanks for the mini vacation! It looks like it was sublime! :lol:

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    Wow, looks like you had an amazing time. Great photos, thanks for sharing. Next time you go can I come too??? :lol:

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    WOW!!!! Thank you for the trip.
    BillsBonBon

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    That was awsome!! Where did you put in & where did the float end?

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    The trip started at Lees Ferry, a about 1/2 hour road from the North Rim, and ended at the beginning of Lake Mead (Las Vegas). There not many places from the top that you can see the Colorado River below.

    Sometimes it's amazing the rocks that have fallen down.
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    Our first rapid we came to. Just enough to get splashed.
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    Hey, I just discovered the photo (above) that didn't come through is a movie filie! I didn't know they would load here. It shows the raft going thru the rapid. So it downloads to watch.

    More beauty
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    Mtn goats, Mtn sheep, lizzards, birds, you name it!
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    And, to top it off, here is your's truly and my sweetheart on an evening hike.
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    WOW what a great trip!!! I would love to do something like this, but would need to be in much better physical condition. Looks like you had a wonderful time!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    WOW what a great trip!!! I would love to do something like this, but would need to be in much better physical condition. Looks like you had a wonderful time!!!
    Not really. The majority of the group were in their late 60's. We were the young'ens in the early 50's. Hikes are optional.

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    Sara thanks for more pics!! I love them!

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    Nice pictures Sara ~ thanks for sharing. I love scenic pictures.

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    Wow, something to add to my Bucket List!

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    Such beautiful pictures Sara! Would love to do that someday. Do you have an e-mail address for the tour?

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    Now that is the kind of trip Trevor and I would love to do!!!

    What an amazing trip you had!!! I just love the photos and the blue water looks so inviting for a great swim!!! Thanks so much for sharing those photos and your adventures with us!

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