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Archive for February, 2011

Family Vacations

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

One of the best parts about running the river is the opportunity to see families come and be a part of the adventure.  For several of the people who join us this is their first time to really experience nature up close and personal and for many that experience is profound.   Our trips give families an opportunity to disconnect from cell phones, e-mail, ipods, tv, etc. and connect with each other as you run thrilling rapids, hike to stunning waterfalls, get into water fights on the raft, or just hang out at camp.  For us it is a privilege to watch as new bonds are formed and memories that will last a life time are made.  Come join us on a trip in the Grand Canyon, Cataract Canyon, or on the Salmon River to see for yourself why our trips are a perfect family vacation.

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Reservation Manager for Grand Canyon, Cataract Canyon, and Salmon River

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Lorie is our amazing reservation manager. She went on her first river trip when she was six years old. She is qualified to guide on the Salmon River. She has taken multiple river rafting trips in the Grand Canyon, Cataract Canyon, and on the Salmon River. She loves the rivers and will answer all your questions. She is a psychology graduate from Brigham Young University.

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What is the best time of year to go on a Grand Canyon trip?

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

“When is the best time to go?” is a question I get asked often when people are choosing a trip.  The answer is that any time you are on the river will be a great time…you will be sure to enjoy thrilling rapids, spectacular scenery and delicious food no matter when you go.  However, there are slight variations in temperature depending on which month you choose.  In the April, May, & September tend to be a bit more moderate temperature-wise than the summer months and they can be a particularly nice time for the hiking and other off river activities you will do.  As far as the water level is concerned in the Grand Canyon, since the water is released from Glen Canyon dam the water levels don’t have the same highs and lows that you will find on other rivers so no matter which month you go the water level and rapids will be fairly consistent.   My best advice is to just choose a date that works for you and come join us because, no matter the month, it will be a trip of a lifetime!

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