Okay, so I guess I've just accepted that for some reason I can't ever do my Friday posts on Friday. Maybe because days of the week have lost all meaning? Whatever. I'm back with Part 2 of the great Grand Canyon rafting adventure, Days 3 & 4. (This is taking too long, but there are so many photos! Even two days at a time it's hard to pick a reasonable number!)
Before I get started--just a reminder that Death By Donut is out tomorrow! More info here.
|Guide Jed relaxes while assistant Bekah--an experienced CA river guide learning the Colorado--takes a turn at the oars.|
We stop for camp before lunch, in order to do our first hiking. A 500' climb above the river provides our first "perspective" views.
|Doorways are about half human high--just big enough to duck through.|
|Up the canyon. There was a part of me that wanted to hike every one of these up to the rim, though in fact it was very hot and mostly I wanted to go jump in the river.|
|Back on the river in the morning|
Day 4 was another shortish river day, as we had a major stop to make and a bit of a hike from camp.
|Bright Angel shale, tilted and eroded with another layer deposited on top.|
|Cottonwoods against the red rocks of the canyons remain a special sight for me.|
We made it back down to camp in time for a quick wash before dinner, beside (but not in) the rapids.
|At least it was a sheltered campsite, and comparatively free of sand!|