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A December to Remember. Part 1: The Grand Canyon


The final month of 2009 certainly turned out to be one worth remembering.  Departing Mentone Alabama December 1st the thirty-three days that followed were full of good friends and good times on and off the river.  The first leg of the journey began with three of us making the long drive to Flagstaff Arizona to meet up with the rest of our seven-person crew for an amazing float down the Colorado River.


The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River is a special place and it is the setting that ultimately draws us to run the river.  The logistics, the permit system, the stress and toil all fade away as you lose sight of the put-in and the walls begin to rise.  By day two the endless red walls and strong current have refocused our life on the basics.  Eat, drink, travel, laugh, sleep… what else is there?

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