We rafted the lower Grand Canyon with CanX
, the same
outfitter we went with in 2001
From the South Rim, we hiked down Bright Angel Trail to meet our
boats and at river mile 89. Over 9 days, we rafted through the constantly changing canyon.
We traveled 136 river miles and through 60+ rapids before leaving the river at Diamond Creek, mile 225.
Each day, our guides described the plan, which was pretty much
"we'll do some boating, some hiking... we'll have lunch..."
Along the way, we stopped to hike up side canyons, scramble over boulders, jump off rocks, and play in creeks and waterfalls.
Each afternoon, we unloaded the boats and set up camp on a beach along the river. As the sun went down,
the bats came out, and then the stars and Milky Way.