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Story of the Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon History

Fred Harvey’s Hermit Camp

Today at the office, we were looking at an old softcover book published by the Fred Harvey company called “The Story of the Grand Canyon.” The book was originally published in 1917, but our copy is a tenth edition published in 1926. On the cover of the book is a

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Paddle Rafting in the Grand Canyon
River Story

Another Grand Canyon Mystery with Unusual Suspects

It was an exchange day. We had all awoken an hour pre-dawn, made coffee, packed bags, cooked breakfast, taken down the kitchen and bathroom and were loading the last pieces of odd shaped gear onto our 3 small oar rafts and 1 paddle raft when Chad came up to me

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Saddle Canyon Flash Flood
Colorado River Rafting

Saddle Canyon Flood

I first witnessed Saddle Canyon in the mid 90s, and I have been captivated by its narrow walls, greenery, and small gurgling stream ever since. On a 2-boat motor trip in early August 2016, while driving past Saddle Canyon on my way to the Little Colorado, I had noticed that

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Camping Above Little Colorado River
Colorado River Rafting

Items to Pack for Your Next Grand Canyon Rafting Trip

We’ve narrowed it down to the 5 most important items to pack for your next Grand Canyon rafting trip. Do not skip over these on your packing list. You’ll be so happy you have them. 1. Sun Protection Items – Sunscreen – Bring sunscreen with at least 30 SPF and

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Desolation Canyon River Guide Map
Green River Rafting

Desolation Canyon, A Wild and Wonderful Wilderness

A sense of excitement and anticipation radiated from our group of friends and family as we watched the small single-engine airplanes drop out of the cloudless blue sky and glide down the runway toward us. They were coming to the airfield in Green River, Utah, from their home base in

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Cataract Canyon peaceful water on the Colorado River
Cataract Canyon

Special Cataract Canyon Music, History, Stories, and Lore River Trip

Celebrate Rivers and Canyons with Kate MacLeod and Ken Sanders Singer/Songwriter/Fiddler KATE MACLEOD and Storyteller, antiquarian bookseller, river historian KEN SANDERS will be joining forces with Colorado River & Trail Expeditions (CRATE) for a unique and unparalleled river trip down CATARACT CANYON of the Colorado River, June 26-July 1 2017. Six days on the

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Carving Grand Canyon
Books for River Runners

Essential Grand Canyon Books

  Essential Grand Canyon Books Planning a rafting trip down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon? One thing you definitely should add to your packing list is a good book, or two.  We’ve narrowed it down to our top 6 books that will enhance your knowledge in different aspects

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Alaska River Rafting

Take an Alaskan Vacation this Summer

WHITE WATER RAFTING IN ALASKA Have you ever dreamed of seeing the crystal blue waters of Alaska? What about fighting against class V rapids? Now you can experience both, with the help of Colorado River & Trail Expeditions (CRATE)! The Tatshenshini and Alsek Rivers are located in the northwest regions

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