Grand Canyon Private Boaters Association (GCPBA) has set up a new Yahoogroup as a place for folks to exchange specific trip planning information on Grand Canyon river trips. It's also intended to help people seeking spots on a trip, as well as folks with a permit who are looking for additional participants.
The group is called GC River Trip Planning, and it’s located at https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/gc_river_trip_planning/info
Feel free to post information there about your upcoming trip, and needs you may have for participants, shuttle coordination, and other logistics -- topics where contact with other trip leaders/permit holders may be helpful. For instance, trip leaders who want to contact others launching, exchanging, or taking out at about the same time can make those contacts there, since the Park is not able to provide that information directly.
Also, if you are looking for a trip as a passenger or boater, and want to post information about yourself, your capabilities, experience, and the gear you may be able to provide, the new group will be a place you can do that.
The trip planning list won't be a place for other kinds of discussions, unrelated to specific GC river trip planning concerns. When posting, please sign your name, to let readers know with whom they are communicating.
GCPBA is not responsible in any way for representations made by persons who post on the trip planning list regarding trips, nor does it endorse their qualifications for organizing, leading, or participating in a GC river trip.
We hope this new list will be useful to members of the GC boating community, and we will be open to suggestions on how to improve its use. Happy boating!!!