2 Grand Canyon River Trips May 2012, boatmen?
I am Jake. Both me and my mom won back to back launch dates for 2 private trips down the grand canyon with launch dates of May 1 and May 2 of 2012 (32 places total). My mom has been down the river before and I have not.
We are looking for experienced boat men who can "guide" us and run the boats. This is a pay your way deal, but a chance for you to experience the canyon in 2012. We want boat men who have experienced the grand canyon rapids before and who are very safe. Many of the river people that my mom and her friends know are dead of old age or are already going down the canyon in 2012.
We are from Williams, AZ and are very familiar with the Grand Canyon and the outdoors in general. I hike and fish often and my mom is an avid hiker. We are handy people in woods. We have been putting in for this trip for 18+ years since my mom first went with a guy some GC boaters may know, Wesley Smith who my mom grew up with. We got lucky this year and want to take full advantage.
We are trying to take 10 people a piece and roll with 5 boats per launch. That a potential for 10 boat men. I do think that we are close to filling a few a those places with our connections. However, we would like more and like to make new friends.
If anyone is interested or can get me some contacts please respond to this thread. I hope to get a good response and make contact with some of you.