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Old 1 Week Ago   #51
 
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are they still in the hunt?
From the track, seems they are just about a couple miles from the Grand Wash Cliffs

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Old 1 Week Ago   #52
 
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It seems they will be 4 hrs or more behind the goal. It also looks like speed is down to 4-5 mph for the last several miles, perhaps they know it's over and are just floating out to the finish. I still gotta hand it to them for the good try!
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I hope all come out the bottom end safe and better for the experience. I admire the effort and hope that you find simple satisfaction in the doing of the thing.
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I wonder what is the specific line marking the end of the Canyon, at the Grand Wash Cliffs. At what point are they out, and I suppose these days a GPS tells where that is.
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I wonder what is the specific line marking the end of the Canyon, at the Grand Wash Cliffs. At what point are they out, and I suppose these days a GPS tells where that is.

This map from the NPS shows GCNP all the way to Pearce Ferry, I was always under the impression that the Grand Wash Cliffs was the boundary, but at least on the right, but the map shows I'm mistaken


https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/maps.htm
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I believe the previous record holders considered the finish line to be when your boat hits the Pearce Ferry Boat Ramp but I could be wrong. That does seem like a clear and concise place to finish it that is more easily verifiable by witnesses.

edit: Found this article that states the Finish line is the line as you pass through the Grand Wash Cliffs. Seems more vague to me...but I also suppose its the where the Canyon ends and it switches from being the national park and becomes the Lake Mead Recreational Area.

https://www.mensjournal.com/adventur...hHeyhzHVgvJ.97
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