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Rafting Grand Canyon WIKI in Washinton Post

RRFW Riverwire – Washington Post Article Lauds RRFW’s Wiki
October 1, 2007

River Runners for Wilderness’ Rafting Grand Canyon Wiki was cited in a September 30, 2007, Washington Post trip planning guide as a resource for good rafting advice and can be read at http://tinyurl.com/2hnpzc.

The guide is a companion piece to an article written by Sharon Barrett, which chronicles the river journey of a first-time non-commercial river runner rafting Grand Canyon and can be read at http://tinyurl.com/28wl3v. She muses about safety and clothing issues in the wildly-varying temperatures of Grand Canyon, especially as it applies to her breast prosthesis.

Barrett notes that RRFW’s Wiki is “particularly helpful for do-it-yourselfers”. The Rafting Grand Canyon Wiki is a free web-based “how-to” guide for all aspects of river rafting in Grand Canyon. Written by river runners for river runners, the topics include pre- and post-river trip planning information, on-the-river information, the Grand Canyon National Park river runner orientation video, and a resources section. There’s also a link to a Yahoo online discussion group of over 400 river runners at http://www.rrfw.org/RaftingGrandCanyon/Web-Based_Groups.

New additions to the Wiki include a section on Glen Canyon Dam, human waste disposal after the river trip, and an amazing just-released video called “Carnage at Lava Falls” by Duwain Whitis, linked at: http://www.rrfw.org/RaftingGrandCanyon/Rapids.

Visitors can read the Wiki from beginning to end or search on a particular topic of interest.

Anybody wanting to update or add information can simply set up a user ID and password for the site, then go to the topic you are interested in and click the “discussion” tab. Discussions will be read by the editors and appropriate content added to the topic.

The Rafting Grand Canyon Wiki web site is at http://www.rrfw.org/RaftingGrandCanyon/.

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RIVERWIRE is a free service to the community of river lovers from River Runners for Wilderness. To join RIVERWIRE, send an e-mail address to [email protected] and we'll add it to the RRFW RIVERWIRE e-mail alerts list.

Support the RRFW Grand Canyon litigation seeking preservation of Wilderness character and Wilderness access by donating and or purchasing items at the on-line RRFW Store!

Join RRFW’s listserver to stay abreast of and participate in the latest river issues. It’s as easy as sending a blank e-mail to [email protected].

Check out RRFW’s Rafting Grand Canyon Wiki for free information on Do-It-Yourself Grand Canyon rafting info Main Page - Rafting Grand Canyon.

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