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Four Stroke Tohatsu 30 Horsepower Outboard Motor in Grand Canyon
Rafting With Colorado River & Trail Expeditions

History of Tohatsu Outboards

Tohatsu is Japan’s oldest outboard manufacturer. Tohatsu’s first outboard engine was built in 1956, and from the beginning were found on the belief of building an engine that is dependable and adaptable to different uses. Over the last 60 years the outboards have served a variety of different industries including

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Kaibab Suspension Bridge over the Colorado River
Grand Canyon River

The Kaibab Suspension Bridge

One of the first signs of civilization you see on a Grand Canyon rafting trip after leaving Lee’s Ferry is the Kaibab Bridge. The Kaibab Suspension Bridge is located just upstream of the Boat Beach at Phantom Ranch. It connects the South Kaibab Trail with the North Kaibab Trail. Less

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Walker Glacier receding due to global warming
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Wildlife Viewing on the Tatshenshini or Alsek—Wolverines

Did you know you might see a wolverine on a Tatshenshini or Alsek River Trip? Wolverines have a reputation for being very mean solitary animals but a lot of stories we hear are not true. A recent study by Fish and Games researchers tracked 18 wolverines between September 2007 and

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Colorado River and Trail Expeditions Sierra club cup later version
Monday River History

The Sierra Club Cup

                  A few months ago while organizing and cleaning up some of our old gear we came across some “Colorado River & Trail Expeditions” stamped Sierra Club cups.  Before we switched over to insulated plastic and stainless steel cups 30 years ago,

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Camped at upper Spanish Bottom on a Cataract Canyon rafting trip
Cataract Canyon

Throwback Thursday Photo/Toner, Parks, and Kimo September 2002

I took this photo in September of 2002 during a fall Colorado River & Trail Expeditions’ Canyonlands Hiking trip. The trips guides were John Toner, myself(Walker Mackay), Chris Parks, and Kimo Nelson. We had just finished a layover day at Upper Spanish Bottom and were rigging the boats in the

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Big Drop 2 rapid Cataract Canyon
Cataract Canyon

Cataract Canyon Rafting Trips -10 Things to Experience

Cataract Canyon and Canyonlands National Park comprise an area of unique beauty. It is a land of rock, spires, arches, buttes, mesas, and pinnacles. Every season in Canyonlands is different and every day brings new offerings. Below is a list of 10 things one might experience on a Cataract Canyon

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Cataract Canyon

Utah Rafting Predicted to Be Epic

The Colorado River Basin Forecast Center report released on January 16, 2017 predicts an incredible summer of rafting on Utah’s Green and Colorado Rivers. The latest model predicts the water supply at Green River, Utah will be greater than 130% of normal, and the Colorado River at Cisco, Utah will

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Famous Lava Falls Photograph Grand Canyon
Colorado River Rafting

Life Magazine Infamous Lava Falls Photograph

The above photo, which has shown up in numerous books, on countless walls, and more recently on the internet comes from a special double issue of Life Magazine showcasing their photo contest of 1970. The issue was published on Christmas Day 1970. The photographer is Kenneth Klementis who was awarded

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