Grand Canyon Rafting

After a rather poor evenings sleep, we arose at 0600 to a terrible breakfast, and sent off to Colorado River Rafting in the centre of Page.

Having paid and signed up the previous afternoon, we only had to sign the "dis-claimer" which was quite painless really.

On the bus

To get to the river, we all headed out in a school bus - which was driven by a very jolly sole - who told us some funny yarns. On approaching the Dam, we were met by some homeland secuity guard who decided we could enter the dam. This involved a 2 mile drive through a tunnel so we could reach the river level !!

After putting on safety hats and walking down a gang-plank and removing the safety hats - we were finally on the double tubed rafts.

At this point I think it is time for pics.

About 30 feet shorted than the Hoozer dam - just try and not imagine the 500 feet of water on the other side.

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Here you can see an arch starting to form. In fact there were lots of examples like this - this one just happened to be 300 feet high !!

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Pectographs

There are some rock carvings that were made by the local people aprox 1,000-1,500 years ago.

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The rugged rafters

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Stunning scenary

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One sad note

We had to say good-bye to Jocelyne and Ramey - as we headed north to Salt-Lake City whilst they return to Las Vegas.

Many thanks for the amazing hospitality - we look forward to the next time.

There are more photos available here