GC spots- July 2014
I have received the sacred parchment authorizing a launch on July 8th. Itís gonna be HOT. Of course, immediately upon notifying the group, two of our experienced captains backed out. So we are down to me and one other, both former guides in CO, and both with GC experience. We are looking for a couple more to row, to help fill out the 16-person permit.
We are planning to rent all the gear and have the food pack done by Moenkopi. Estimated cost is $1,000/person excluding transportation to/from Flagstaff.
The plan is to take 19 days and take out at Pierce.
Trip makeup is my friend and I, in our 50ís (I actually will turn 50 on the trip), our 3 kids (age 17-19), and several 40-ish others. None of these others have the experience to row the canyon, and they donít have a boat to ride on at the moment. We all like our cocktails, but are not big partiers. At the moment, like many GC trips, it looks guy-heavy. We have two females committed so far, and a couple others on the fence.
We also have one kayaker that is probable.
Anyway, we need a couple people who can row. Other experience (EMT, SWR, etc.) would be great, since besides my buddy and I and the kayaker it will be a fairly green group. You could bring another person along to ride on your boat, and then ideally have a spot for one more. Or if itís just you, and there are two spots, thatís good too. Also would consider another kayaker, so the two of you can do synchronized tricks to keep those of us on the rafts entertained.
Send me a PM if interested.