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BC: Fourteen days of river bliss

FC: GRAND CANYON | Aug. 29-Sept.11, 2013

1: Grand Canyon Raft Adventure with Canyoneers August 29-September 11, 2013 "All the Grand" 14-day trip with 3 oar rafts, one motorized raft and the historic Sandra cataract boat built by Norm Nevills in 1947 (restored by Greg Rief and Andy Hutchinson). Itinerary: Lees Ferry to Pierce Ferry Campsites 1. Mile 19.4 North Canyon 2. Mile 32 Above Vasey's Paradise 3. Mile 48 Saddle Canyon 4. Mile 66 Lava creek 5. Mile 88 Cremation campsite above Phantom Ranch. 6. Mile 91 Trinity 7. Mile 115 Garnet 8. Mile 133 Talking Heads 9. Mile 149 Matkat Hotel 10. Mile 167 Lower National 11. Mile 188 Whitmore Wash 12. Mile 216 Three Springs 13. Mile 243 Notes: Day 1: Hot hike up North Canyon. Day 2: Hike up South Canyon, a bench with petroglyphs and stone foundations. Annie rides Sandra through roaring 20's in the afternoon. Day 3: Redwall cavern. Storm near dam site(40); red waterfall pour-overs; Anasazi footbridge on cliff face(43). Day 4: Lava Creek hike. Day 5: Thunderstorms. Day 6: Changeover at Phantom Ranch (3 guests leave, 2 arrive; guide Nolan leaves, guide Tom arrives). Day 7: Paul and Annie ride the Sandra! Crystal, Hermit, Gems and many more. Waterfall at Shinumo. Lunch at abandoned (historic) metal boat. Day 8: Bedrock rapids on big boat, scout Dubendorf rapid; Elves Chasm waterfall; Andy's banjo concert.

2: Day 9: Deer Creek Falls and Agave phillipsiana! Day 10: Havasu Creek too muddy. Hike up National Canyon. Day 11: Stairstep hike, Lava falls, flood at Whitmore Wash Day 12: Short scramble to pictographs. Granite Park mescal pits. Stormy day, stormy camp. Day 13: Stormy day, Diamond road washed out. Day 14: Motor assist to Pierce Ferry.

3: The Guides | Clockwise from upper left: Amity Collins, Jim Hall, Justin Boyce, Tom Jones, Nolan Horowitz, Chelly Kearney. Center: Andy Hutchinson

4: The Boats | fisheye position on the Sandra (above)

5: Bailing, bailing, over the bounding rapids...

6: The Canyon | Day 2 | Day 1 | Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 1

7: Day 2 | Day 2 North Canyon | Day 2 | Day 2

8: Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 4 | Day 3 | Day 3

9: Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 5 | Day 5 | Day 4 Lava Canyon

10: Day 5 | Day 6 | Beach at Phantom Ranch | Day 7 | Day 6 Kaibab bridge

11: Day 8 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 8 | Day 8

12: Day 10 | Day 11 | Day 11 | Day 9 | Day 9 | Day 9 | Day 11 | Deer Creek | National Canyon

13: Day 12 | Day 13 | Day 11 | Day 14 | Day 12

14: Down Time | Phantom Ranch (above & right) | Day 8

15: John Calderazzo, SueEllen Campbell, Annie, Barry Bernstein, Paul | Redwall Cavern | National Canyon

17: Manly men 'o the canyon

18: Ross Brown and Nick Fury, our Aussie friends; boatman Andy Hutchinson | Roger and Opal Waugh with boatman Jim Hall | Pack train near Phantom Ranch

19: PM and AM in the cold, muddy, angry, seething, roiling rapids | PM above Deer Falls

20: The Water | Deer Falls | Deer Creek | Elves Chasm

21: Lava Falls | Pour-off on a rainy day | Deer Creek | National Canyon

22: The First Ones | Petroglyphs and pictogrpahs below left: kiva and walls at Phantom Ranch below right: Granite Park mescal pits | Ancient footbridge

23: The Animals | Great blue heron tracks

24: The Plants | Datura wrightii, sacred datura

25: Agave utahensis, Utah century plant | Echinocactus polycephalus, many-headed barrel | Ferocactus cylindraceus, California barrel | Mammallaria grahamii, Graham's fishook | Opuntia sp., prickly pear | Echinocereus sp., claret cup

26: Eriogonum inflatum Our names: rafter's buckwheat, inflatable buckwheat | Bouteloua aristidoides six-weeks needle grama

27: clockwise from top Annulocaulus leisolenus ringstem Camissonia multijuga suncup Tiquilia latior matted tiquilia Machaeranthera pinnatifida spiny goldenweed Senna covesii desert semma

28: Mimulus cardinalis cardinal monkeyflower | Adiantum caillus-veneris maindenhair fern | Lobelia cardinalis scarlet lobelia | Maurandella antirrhiniflora twining snapdragon | Agave utahensis

29: Yucca brevifolia Joshua-tree | Fouquieria splendens ocotillo | Larrea tridentata creosotebush

30: Agave phillipsiana Grand Canyon century plant. Deer Creek, 9/6/2013 Only four known populations; very rare.

32: The Rocks | Stromatolite | Vishnu schist | Basalt

33: Great Unconformity (aka Layer of Inscrutability) | Not My Fault

34: Travertine Falls (rock)

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