Grand Canyon rafting highlights
Garnd Canyon, Nevada
Some of you wanted to know the highlights from each day so here is my diary bullet points:
5am start from hotel and 5 hours in the bus to Lees Ferry
Covered 20 Miles
Hike in the morning
Randy went fly fishing and caught 2 rainbow trout
Saw a bright yellow star which was Jupiter
covered 50 miles and camped at Dinosaur
30 minute hike up gorge to a pool with little frogs
stopped for lunch in cave and played frisbee
Saw an Osprey, Deer and a Beaver swam at the camp close to the shore
Rob did an astronomy talk: Milky way, northern cross, vega, danub, altera, north star
Got to mile 80
Saw a Buck and a Doe
Swam in the little colorado river and floated down rapids. Very blue water.
Did the Hance rapid which was huge.
Mexican night and joke telling. Nathan told 3 stories.
Wild cat in cave at campsite and saw a rattle snake.
Sand storm in the evening at camp.
Got to mile 120
Went under 2 ridges with hikers on them
Stood under an amazing waterfall and jumped into a pool from another waterfall at about 8ft. Kelli and Ashleigh conquered their fears.
Hummingbird landed on Waynes life jacket.
Hermit was a huge rapid
Thunder and lightning and a little rain
Hike to a small waterfall at Stone Canyon
Got stuck in a rapid on a rock until Reagan saved the day and pushed us off
Jumped off a 30ft cliff into Grand Canyon river
Long Hike up Deer Creek which had a very high and powerfull waterfall. Hiked up to Anastasi indian settlement which was an incredible oasis with some ruins.
Got to mile 190
Hike and then swim in canyon blue water and jumping from 2 rocks. Swam back to raft down canyon.
Lava falls rapid was intense
We all had a go at driving the raft
Jumped from another 30ft cliff into Grand Canyon River
Jumped from raft and swam down a rapid
Hike with climbs up ladders and ropes to a waterfall
Naked women bathing next to a yellow raft was interesting, very fit!!
Steak for dinner.
Saw the Skywalk up a side canyon
Jet boat arrived 20 minutes late as was stuck on sandbank
Saw a red tail Hawk
Lots of helicopters flying in canyon on tours
bus across hoover dam
got to hotel at 5.45pm