Originally Posted by mrkyak
A Grand Canyon winter solo raft trip. Anybody been there done that?
My sweetie and i did a one boat two person trip last winter. 30 days Lee's to South Cove. Lava NEVER looked bigger. We had our 16 foot Achillies bucket boat loaded to the gills. Early in the trip we ran across a very nice guy on a solo sea kayak trip who had hurt his shoulder in 24 mile. We loaded him and his boat on ours as well, and dropped him off in the sun at South Canyon. He was very happy to be in the sun with wood. He got a science trip to take out his boat, and another self guided trip took him most of the way to Phantom, till the slower science trip caught up, collected him, and took him on in to Phantom.
We holled up three nights at tanner in a large storm. Snow on Comanche Point was wonderful.
We ran into some great folks from Colorado, and leapfrogged with them a little, but for the most part, we were on our own.
We both did some wonderful hiking, me going long while my sweetie did shorter hikes.
In the end, it was hard work, we are so glad we did it, but we are not sure we would do it again, as we never had any down time except at layover days. All work made Hazel and Tom tired puppies...we are both early 50's.
There was some discussion of this at the Rafting Grand Canyon list some weeks back
Rafting_Grand_Canyon : Rafting Grand Canyon
and the GC River WIKI has some info too
Main Page - Rafting Grand Canyon
You have a fantastic journey! Yours, Tom