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Going on a 2-week rafting trip through the Grand Canyon,...

 
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no tips, but have fun5a
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Thank you kindly. I have been told it will be about 120 degrees and we will be on the raft and average of 6 hours a day.

Do you think 2 30-packs of adult beverages will be enough?

chuckle


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Everclear. A lot less pissing.
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I've read in "Into the Wild" that it is very
expensive to do and every Year only a
limited Number of Visitors are allowed
to do so, is this right and how much
do you need to pay?

Must be fun, enjoy!
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"Misunderestimating is only 5/4 th's of the problem"!

"Some choose to hear, few decide to listen".

"Question what you know and know why you question".

"GLP will never be the sane...uhhh...same".

"The markets will determine the fate of government intervention, not government intervening in the market".
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My sister did it.

Make sure you bring a camera! The pictures she took were absolutely incredible. Have a blast Z. She did!
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Thank you Spirals. I am told it's a blast. Actually,...the guide is a poker buddy of mine and he talked me into going.

Sure be and eye-opener if anything is in this world.

My thing with the camera, is that ever since I went on the Hopi reservation it has bugged me. You see, they do not want picture taken of them because they believe it entraps the soul somehow.

I am trying keep actively creative and current in my experiences. IDK,...the pictures never seem like me when I look back, they look like someone I used to be.

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Take helmets.
No yesterday, no tomorrow.
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You'll be amazed at how cold The Colorado River is!! If I recall it's around 45F coming out of the bottom of the Glen Canyon Dam, even in the middle of the hottest of summers.
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awwww Glen Canyon ----- Lake Powell............. my summer home (((SIGH)))


Hahahaha,....yes, I think we put in Glen Canyon right? And exit Lake Powell. I have always wanted to do Powell, it seems like a buried treasure.

I hope the water is cold. I am supposed to bring some kind of cotton thing to keep wet and wrapped around me.


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I've read in "Into the Wild" that it is very
expensive to do and every Year only a
limited Number of Visitors are allowed
to do so, is this right and how much
do you need to pay?

Must be fun, enjoy!
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Yes, I have hear this too. I am going as an assistant to my friend who got me in. I really do not know how much it costs. I waited about 2 yrs for him to get me in though.

I will miss work for the 2 weeks which is about $1200 lost on my part.

Z

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Take helmets.
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Hm,...

Check.




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I hear there is crazy off-grid survivalist killers down there.

They kill outsiders, steal their food, tip over the rafts and tie the bodies to it.
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You'll be amazed at how cold The Colorado River is!! If I recall it's around 45F coming out of the bottom of the Glen Canyon Dam, even in the middle of the hottest of summers.
 Quoting: VhONey


awwww Glen Canyon ----- Lake Powell............. my summer home (((SIGH)))
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Hahahaha,....yes, I think we put in Glen Canyon right? And exit Lake Powell. I have always wanted to do Powell, it seems like a buried treasure.

I hope the water is cold. I am supposed to bring some kind of cotton thing to keep wet and wrapped around me.


rockon


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Bring one of these, or something like it. [link to www.polarbreezebandanas.com]

Last Edited by DeadBeacon on 06/29/2012 12:10 PM
:Canadian F::State of Texas:

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"GLP will never be the sane...uhhh...same".

"The markets will determine the fate of government intervention, not government intervening in the market".
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You suck OP!

Can I come with you...pretty please?

I've always wanted to go on a rafting trip, but can't get the wife to do it.
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You'll be amazed at how cold The Colorado River is!! If I recall it's around 45F coming out of the bottom of the Glen Canyon Dam, even in the middle of the hottest of summers.
 Quoting: VhONey


awwww Glen Canyon ----- Lake Powell............. my summer home (((SIGH)))
 Quoting: zacksavage


Hahahaha,....yes, I think we put in Glen Canyon right? And exit Lake Powell. I have always wanted to do Powell, it seems like a buried treasure.

I hope the water is cold. I am supposed to bring some kind of cotton thing to keep wet and wrapped around me.


rockon


Z


you have never experienced a lake until you experience powell. Glen Canyon dam is the same size as hoover dam but just a few inches shorter.

Lake Mead and Hoover on one end of the canyon and Lake Powell and Glen Canyon at the other end.

Lake Powell feeds Lake Mead which is constantly drying up. Lake Mead is like a soup bowl a very unattractive lake, but gets the hype because it is close to vegas. Lake Powell on the other hand is drop dead gorgeous and stretches into utah for miles and miles with everything from canyon walls you can climb to indian ruins you go in and hydroglyphs(sp) its all so amazingly beautiful and fun.
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Take helmets.
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Hm,...

Check.




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Helmets are provided by the rafting outfitter.
:Canadian F::State of Texas:

"Misunderestimating is only 5/4 th's of the problem"!

"Some choose to hear, few decide to listen".

"Question what you know and know why you question".

"GLP will never be the sane...uhhh...same".

"The markets will determine the fate of government intervention, not government intervening in the market".
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Make sure, when you get to The Phantom Ranch, that you buy the t-shirt. You can't get it at the rim or anywhere else.

I took the mules down, stayed at the ranch three days and then mules back up.

Make sure you've got extra batteries for your camera. The prices at the ranch are HIGH.
 Quoting: DeadBeacon


when did you go? i may have been the one checking you in ...
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hmmm i bet we know the same people. Are you familiar with Papillion Tours or the Grand Hotel?
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sure. don't remember any names but sent lots of folks Papillion's way.

since i sold the tours i was 'required' to go on all of them, part of the job. helicopter tour was pretty good.
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I hear there is crazy off-grid survivalist killers down there.

They kill outsiders, steal their food, tip over the rafts and tie the bodies to it.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16626784


Cool. I guess I do not need to take along any books to read for entertainment then. chuckle



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Make sure, when you get to The Phantom Ranch, that you buy the t-shirt. You can't get it at the rim or anywhere else.

I took the mules down, stayed at the ranch three days and then mules back up.

Make sure you've got extra batteries for your camera. The prices at the ranch are HIGH.
 Quoting: DeadBeacon


when did you go? i may have been the one checking you in ...
 Quoting: Ima Pseudonym


Early Sept. of '96 Just last year I converted my 346 "slide pictures" to digital which cost me over $230.00 US Worth every penny. I still use them today as as slide show screen saver on this computer.
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way before my time there but you went at one of the optimum times of year
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Re: Going on a 2-week rafting trip through the Grand Canyon,...
Glen Canyon Dam may have been the one we started out at. Does Lee's Ferry ring a bell because that's where we were at.

I would post a pic of havusupai but it's too big and photobucket is screwed up right now and won't take the edit.
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Glen Canyon Dam may have been the one we started out at. Does Lee's Ferry ring a bell because that's where we were at.

I would post a pic of havusupai but it's too big and photobucket is screwed up right now and won't take the edit.
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yep, Lee's Ferry is where the white water trips start and the smooth water trip ends.
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Glen Canyon Dam may have been the one we started out at. Does Lee's Ferry ring a bell because that's where we were at.

I would post a pic of havusupai but it's too big and photobucket is screwed up right now and won't take the edit.
 Quoting: D'Light


yep, Lee's Ferry is where the white water trips start and the smooth water trip ends.
 Quoting: Ima Pseudonym


Then, yes! It was great. I had a light jacket on sometimes and then a tank top at others throughout the day. It would get chilly and then hot and back. The water was cold.
I was on the SMOOTH!

Here's a pic I took at Havasupai:
[link to img38.imageshack.us]
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Bring one of these, or something like it. [link to www.polarbreezebandanas.com]
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Thanks for the tip DB. If is was only 115 I wouldn't be worried but 120,...Dear Lord.

You suck OP!

Can I come with you...pretty please?

I've always wanted to go on a rafting trip, but can't get the wife to do it.
 Quoting: Outland


No,...you may not come along. I am told I will be only one of few men with all those frightened women. ohyeah


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Bring one of these, or something like it. [link to www.polarbreezebandanas.com]
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Thanks for the tip DB. If is was only 115 I wouldn't be worried but 120,...Dear Lord.


You suck OP!

Can I come with you...pretty please?

I've always wanted to go on a rafting trip, but can't get the wife to do it.
 Quoting: Outland


No,...you may not come along. I am told I will be only one of few men with all those frightened women. ohyeah


Z
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It's not as bad as you think. You don't sweat, the air is to dry. It will suck your body dry given the chance. You cannot drink to much liquid. Pay close attention to your "cotton mouth". The moment you have that feeling means your body demands liquid and you're already behind.
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"Some choose to hear, few decide to listen".

"Question what you know and know why you question".

"GLP will never be the sane...uhhh...same".

"The markets will determine the fate of government intervention, not government intervening in the market".
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I'm excited for you. I want to go again!

If I could, I would have done that Ranch, too--take a pic for us!
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you have never experienced a lake until you experience powell. Glen Canyon dam is the same size as hoover dam but just a few inches shorter.

Lake Mead and Hoover on one end of the canyon and Lake Powell and Glen Canyon at the other end.

Lake Powell feeds Lake Mead which is constantly drying up. Lake Mead is like a soup bowl a very unattractive lake, but gets the hype because it is close to vegas. Lake Powell on the other hand is drop dead gorgeous and stretches into utah for miles and miles with everything from canyon walls you can climb to indian ruins you go in and hydroglyphs(sp) its all so amazingly beautiful and fun.
 Quoting: VhONey


Wow,...thank you for posting in my thread VhONey. That's why I have been attached to GLP for so long. People like you make my day.

Thank you everyone for posting for that matter. This planet is not as big and remote anymore with the internet connecting us all. It is just as beautiful as ever though,...


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Glen Canyon Dam from the water - [link to s1148.photobucket.com]


[link to s1148.photobucket.com]

The end of Glen Canyon & the beginning of Grand Canyon - [link to s1148.photobucket.com]
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Then, yes! It was great. I had a light jacket on sometimes and then a tank top at others throughout the day. It would get chilly and then hot and back. The water was cold.
I was on the SMOOTH!

Here's a pic I took at Havasupai:
[link to img38.imageshack.us]
 Quoting: D'Light


I'm excited for you. I want to go again!

If I could, I would have done that Ranch, too--take a pic for us!
 Quoting: D'Light


Thanks for the Havasupai shot D'Light,...your excitement is contagious.

Oh Yeah Baybeeeee!!! Daddy's going down river!!! woohoo


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It's not as bad as you think. You don't sweat, the air is to dry. It will suck your body dry given the chance. You cannot drink to much liquid. Pay close attention to your "cotton mouth". The moment you have that feeling means your body demands liquid and you're already behind.
 Quoting: DeadBeacon


Okay then Beacon, will do.

Glen Canyon Dam from the water - [link to s1148.photobucket.com]


[link to s1148.photobucket.com]

The end of Glen Canyon & the beginning of Grand Canyon - [link to s1148.photobucket.com]
 Quoting: Ima Pseudonym


Guess I gotta buy a camera cry


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Glen Canyon Dam from the water - [link to s1148.photobucket.com]


[link to s1148.photobucket.com]

The end of Glen Canyon & the beginning of Grand Canyon - [link to s1148.photobucket.com]
 Quoting: Ima Pseudonym


That's the trip I was on...mine lasted for the day. We would get off the raft and have a boxed lunch in the canyon.
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Glen Canyon Dam from the water - [link to s1148.photobucket.com]


[link to s1148.photobucket.com]

The end of Glen Canyon & the beginning of Grand Canyon - [link to s1148.photobucket.com]
 Quoting: Ima Pseudonym


That's the trip I was on...mine lasted for the day. We would get off the raft and have a boxed lunch in the canyon.
 Quoting: D'Light


yep, that's the smooth water trip. what a blast. my first week there i was paid to go so i could sell the trip convincingly :)
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Glen Canyon Dam from the water - [link to s1148.photobucket.com]


[link to s1148.photobucket.com]

The end of Glen Canyon & the beginning of Grand Canyon - [link to s1148.photobucket.com]
 Quoting: Ima Pseudonym


That's the trip I was on...mine lasted for the day. We would get off the raft and have a boxed lunch in the canyon.
 Quoting: D'Light


yep, that's the smooth water trip. what a blast. my first week there i was paid to go so i could sell the trip convincingly :)
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You lucky dog! We took the big motorcoach from the Grand Canyon, it was a long ride but everything was great. That's the first time I had to go through all the security--purse checks, etc...

edit: maybe we had to drive somewhere to get to the motorcoach--can't remember.
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Glen Canyon Dam from the water - [link to s1148.photobucket.com]


[link to s1148.photobucket.com]

The end of Glen Canyon & the beginning of Grand Canyon - [link to s1148.photobucket.com]
 Quoting: Ima Pseudonym


That's the trip I was on...mine lasted for the day. We would get off the raft and have a boxed lunch in the canyon.
 Quoting: D'Light


yep, that's the smooth water trip. what a blast. my first week there i was paid to go so i could sell the trip convincingly :)
 Quoting: Ima Pseudonym


You lucky dog! We took the big motorcoach from the Grand Canyon, it was a long ride but everything was great. That's the first time I had to go through all the security--purse checks, etc...
 Quoting: D'Light


it was a lot of fun but after 2 years I was so ready to leave the canyon ... but this is making me 'homesick' lol
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Re: Going on a 2-week rafting trip through the Grand Canyon,...
I agree with you OP on "moments in time" stuff. Photos are nice, but be sure to personally experience the surroundings - don't hide behind a camera.

Also - WATER WATER WATER WATER... did I mention water?

Unfortunately hundreds of tourists find themselves in trouble out west by not having enough water. it may not FEEL hot in the shade, even in 120 degree weather, because of the 0% humidity, and you don't sweat, so dehydration comes on sudden and hard.

Other than that, have fun. If you are going with a tour group they should be able to make sure you are all safe and sound.

If you tromp over to Sedona, and like to go off roading (no tour guide), stop at Sedona ATV and Buggy [link to www.atvsedona.com]

great people, good prices for the area, great equipment, and they make sure you have everything you need!

Anyway.. have a blast .. and I repeat - WATER.

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