Wednesday, July 27, 2011



Grand Canyon!
My Uncle got a permit to guide a 16 passenger boat through the grand canyon. We luckly got to got. The kids stayed with my saint of a sister in law. So Dave and I got to go on a trip of a lifetime. Seeing the canyon from the rims is like reading a synopsis of a book in the back cover. You get the gist but miss SO SO much. There are so many incredible side canyons and hikes. We stopped at least twice a day to go on hikes. We took out at the very top at Lee's Ferry.
The boat was HUGE it was 38" long.
We would stop at night on the banks. Most of the time they were sand banks made by the river. It was NOT a leisure crise. You had to load and unload all the grear and set up camp and cook every evening. It was really fun though because there was great company.




This is Havasu falls the water was milky white and vivid blue.


Playing vollyball in redwall ampitheater.


Dave's wedding ring got ripped off by the water in this waterfall.


Jumping off at Elves Chasam

Amazing Black Tail. We were up at the top of this canyon seeing the waterfall. We had heard alot about flash floods. All the sudden it started raining and we heard this terrible growl that sounded like rushong water. We all freaked out and started running down the canyon. Then we realized it was the wind and not a flash flood. We felt pretty silly.
Deer Creek. It was a climb straight up the side of the canyon.
The trail led along the canyon wall. The trail got as skinny as about a foot across leading into a chasm below. It was awesome.


I drove the boat!
The water was really cold about 40 degrees. Mom was really hesitant to go in aany cold water. So I pushed her in.


5 comments:

Chamy said...

Any Chance you found the wedding ring? Looks like an awesome adventure!

Jill Skouson said...

That all looks like so much fun! And it's so beautiful!

Ryan & Keri said...

What a cool trip and BREATHTAKING view! So glad you could escape! And I LOVE all of the pics of your kiddies below that. They're so big, Dan! I can't believe it! Hope all is well.

Celeste said...

Looks amazing! So jealous! Brad lost his wedding ring in a waterfall last summer! It must mean something..........

Megs said...

How fun, it looks so beautiful!!