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Grand Canyon 2019 - 7 Launch Dates Available Now!

This is from the Grand Canyon River Permits Office. Some great October dates for a 21 day trip are available! Good luck to everyone!

We have just opened a follow-up lottery for 2019 launch dates at the weighted lottery website (https://grcariverpermits.nps.gov). The lottery will accept applications until Thursday, August 15, 2019, at 12:00 PM (noon) Mountain Standard Time. The available launch dates are:

Standard Size Trips (1 - 16 people):
September 2019: 8
October 2019: 12, 21, 22, 26, 27
November 2019: 12

Winners will have until Friday, August 16, 2019, at 12:00 PM (noon) Mountain Standard Time to pay their nonrefundable deposits ($400 for standard size trips, $200 for small size trips).

We strongly recommended all lottery applications list at least one Potential Alternate Trip Leader (PATL). If the original trip leader becomes unable to go on the river trip, and there are no confirmed PATLs, the trip will be cancelled. PATLs can be added to a river trip by the trip leader only when submitting a lottery application; see Noncommercial River Trip Regulations for clarification.

The Grand Canyon National Park River Office is open Monday to Friday. Emails and phone calls received on a weekend will not be replied to until Monday.

FORGOT YOUR PASSWORD? You can request a new temporary password by clicking "Forgot my username and/or password" (located below the login box) when on the noncommercial river website. IMPORTANT: The worst time to request a password reset is during the first few hours after a lottery notification email has been sent. The email with your new temporary password will not go out until all lottery notification emails have been sent.

To unsubscribe from lottery notification emails:
- login to your river profile at https://grcariverpermits.nps.gov
- click on "Edit Personal Information"
- in the "Consent to Receive Emails" section, uncheck the boxes
- at the bottom of the page, click on "Submit Changes"

Sincerely,
Grand Canyon River Permits Office

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Grand Canyon National Park River Permits Office Contact Information

Phone: 800-959-9164 (toll free)
928-638-7843 (optional non-toll-free number to same line)

Fax: 928-638-7844

Mail: National Park Service
Grand Canyon River Permits
1824 S. Thompson St., Suite 201
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

email: [email protected]
IMPORTANT: do not email personally identifiable information, such as date of birth or payment details.

Websites:
River Information: www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/whitewater-rafting.htm
Available Launch Dates: www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/cancelled-dates.htm
Noncommercial River Trip Regulations: https://grcariverpermits.nps.gov/pdf...egulations.pdf
Frequently Asked Questions: https://grcariverpermits.nps.gov/pdf...ttery_FAQs.pdf
Statistics From Past Lotteries: www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/noncommercial-riv-docs.htm
Noncommercial River Website: https://grcariverpermits.nps.gov
Password Reset: https://grcariverpermits.nps.gov/forgotLogin.cfm

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This may be pissing into the wind but there is a request by many of the GC community to NOT APPLY FOR THE SEPT 8 permit. The original party who had this permit lost it because of a death of the TL and no PATL. The remaining participants are re-applying for the permit and folks are trying to give them the best chance. Do what you will, I'm just passing along the request
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This may be pissing into the wind but there is a request by many of the GC community to NOT APPLY FOR THE SEPT 8 permit. The original party who had this permit lost it because of a death of the TL and no PATL. The remaining participants are re-applying for the permit and folks are trying to give them the best chance. Do what you will, I'm just passing along the request
Thank you - I was going to post this as well. I sent the emails off to the NPS people as requested and got a pretty canned response that they could not make an exception in this case
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Actually their putin date was the 9th. The park service has not released that date. They are reaching out to the deceased family to see if they would like to obtain the permit.

Even though half of the original trip participants have decided to not pursue any attempt at continuing the trip it would be nice to see the remainder grab the 8th......
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I don't have a dog in this hunt but there is a lengthy discussion of this issue on Grand Canyon Rafters FB page with direct input from participants. The picture they are painting doesn't align with your description.
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