grand canyon & teen question
i have scored a place on an april grand canyon trip. it'll be my second trip. taking my raft. i'd like to pull my 17 yr old son out of school for two weeks to do the trip as i think it'd be the trip of a lifetime for both of us. he's an avid and skilled kayaker. he spent a week on the new river & the dries last spring, ran the middle portion of meadow creek, been down westwater twice, is comfortable in shoshone, waterton canyon, high water foxton, does wave wheels all the way down browns....he's been boating since he was 10 and doing raft trips since much younger. you get my drift.
no other kayakers on this trip. six boats. 12 people. he can certainly ride in the cat with me..and help row....and run what he feels comfortable with. the group i'm in will scout pretty much everything. very safety concious group.
i don't want to put him in over his head, want him to have a blast. would appreciate any thoughts from canyon boaters.
the other question, if he goes, he has a mamba he uses for big water but he mostly uses a ws zg. the mamba is much less fun. which would be the better boat though for a canyon run.