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S: 2012 Grand Canyon Colorado River Vacation


FC: RAFTING on the Colorado Part II

3: Rafting the Grand Canyon 2012

5: Let's gather our boats together and introduce ourselves

6: First night of camp At mile 19.4...Mandy gets bit by something during the night and Paige takes an accidental night swim!

8: Mackenzie and Mark opened the ducky season. Kenzie becomes the first member of the Grand Canyon swim team.

10: Silver Grotto

12: Redwall Cavern - a cool place to be on an August afternoon!

13: The cave was big enough to play a game of whiffle ball | Fossil

15: Nautiloid Canyon: Evolution Game! Goal: Evolve & Reach Nirvana Abby evolved first

16: !indian footbridge | !test mine shaft | recent!rockfall

18: Saddle Canyon: long hot hike, but it ends in a watery paradise.

21: The Granary is a great place to store corn... Nobody would climb that high to steal it. | A hike to the Granaries...spectacular views

24: Our fun was interrupted by Thunder. We rushed out of Tanner canyon to avoid a potential flash flood. (Turned out to be a false alarm.)

26: Phantom Ranch: Cold drinks, Postcards & running water! | The 'Upper Canyon Folks' left this morning and hiked to the rim!

27: We hiked to the Diamond Creek landing to meet the Lower Canyon Folks. (Half the group missed the turn and walked a little extra).

28: Monument Creek Hike From Granite Campground The first "Butt-Dam"

31: Granite Rapids - serious whitewater....we scouted this rapid...these are pictures of those we watched.

32: Elves Chasm

33: Blacktail Canyon - silent hike to a sacred site

35: Stone Creek - three waterfalls....we hiked to the first two, then stopped to play.

36: Trek to Deer Creek We hiked from Tapeats Creek across Surprise Valley down to the Deer Creek falls.

38: Matkatamiba Canyon The amount of water in the canyon was unusually high. This was one of the side hikes we did 16 years ago.

40: Experience Havasu Falls with Diaper Floaties

41: Getting Down and Dirty

42: Exploring the "New" National Canyon after a monsoon.

43: Getting there was half the fun...

44: Vulcan's Anvil marks the entrance to LAVA Falls. It's a big rapid...

45: a VERY big rapid.

46: Fossils .... | Canyon Lessons ....

47: Nap Time ....

48: Who let these guys drive?

50: maroubra beach | SYDNEY

51: 1) I'm my own grandpa 2) If I weren't a river guide, I wonder what I'd be... 3) Boynton rafting medley 4) Boatman beats the wave, Wave beats the beer, Beer beats the boatman | Costume Night & The "No Talent" Talent Show

53: GRAND CANYON WATERPARK On the last day we played in the best water park: we ran and jumped on the paddle boat to be launched on the other side, jumped off two 30-foot-high cliffs and swam the rapids.

54: And I'm Free....

55: ....Free Falling

56: LOWER HALF CANYON GROUP: Top Row: Alexis, Jimi Mac, Ken, Bruce, Bob, Mitch, Bill, Jacob, Mark, Mike, Tom Middle Row: Kathy, Kim, Linda, Mandy Bottom Row: Kleo, Alex, Mackenzie, Jessie, Delaney, Mark, Eric, Paige, Abby, Gibby

58: Grand Canyon - a tough place to live

59: A great place to visit

60: We learned many things......

61: We played on the beach...

62: We bathed with abandon....

63: We lent a helping hand....

64: We recharged our souls.

65: The Unsung Heroes of Our Trip... The Yellow Rubber Rafts

66: Gibby | Gibby | Alexis | Jimi Mac | Mike | Tom | Kleo

67: The Can-X Guides

68: CAN-X is the best.... for two decades

69: Until next time...

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  • Title: 2012 Hammell Rafting Trip
  • Family and friends rafting for 13 days on the Colorado river in the Grand Canyon. Canyon Explorations provided the equipment and Guides
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