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Old 12-23-2011   #11
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I will second There's this River for around camp. I just got off a trip and it was great to read short stories out loud during our layover days.

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Old 12-29-2011   #12
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Not to hijack this thread, but are there any that help you plan a private trip in advance specifically? I too have a permit for 2012. I am looking for gear lists, food shopping menu ideas, timelines, etc....

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Old 12-29-2011   #13
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I have "There's this River" its a great book. I am going to buy the Lindeman book and the Martin waterproof guide. Are there any out there that are about the geology from the river level (the girlfriend has a masters in Geology)
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Hi Patty,

There is a lot of information on the GCPBA Yahoogroup at gcpba : Grand Canyon Private Boaters Association and the GCPBA web site at

If you post specific questions on their list, folks are really good about providing help.


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Old 12-30-2011   #15
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Originally Posted by Randaddy View Post
Linda Lou Lindemann wrote the book with diagrams of each rapid. It's called Briefs for a Trip through the Grand Canyon or something like that. She's deceased and the book is out of print. I'd pick one up if you can find one.
Linda Lou Lindemann's Rivernotes is back in print. Nice new waterproof design. It's not the very best guide, but good for a second resource. E-mail me for an excellent guide of the majors, and I'll send you the pdf.
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Old 01-02-2012   #16
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Have you checked out the Rafting Grand Canyon WIKI? Here's the link:

Rafting Grand Canyon

Real people to contact with questions, and lots of pages with photos about all the components that make a Grand trip Grand.

All the best, tom martin
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Old 01-02-2012   #17
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Also look at Durango Bill's web site.
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Old 01-04-2012   #18
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We used Tom's guide for keeping track of where we were and camps, but the Lindemann guide was clutch for what the upcoming heavies were like. One strategy I liked was to copy the Lindemann diagrams onto waterproof paper, remove the spiral from Tom's guide and merge the two.

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