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Sunset on the Green River
Green River Rafting

Women’s Solstice Rafting Trip, Desolation Canyon, June 19-23, 2013

Sun Salutations, Beach Yoga, Good Hikes, and Exciting Rapids! A great way to rev up your spirit in honor of the new solar year. Calling all women! Mothers and daughters, sisters, best friends, old friends, and new friends! Whether you are an experienced outdoor enthusiast or a first-time camper, you

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Colorado River Rafting

RAFTING PHOTO CONTEST NOW OPEN

New for 2013 – Photo Sharing/Photo Contest Instructions Colorado River & Trail Expeditions has designed and developed a section on our website where our rafting guests can share photos from their river trip with each other.   Additionally, CRATE has instituted a 2013 Photo Contest with some incredible prizes.  Here is

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Colorado River Rafting

Funyaks, Duckies, or Inflatable Kayaks Oh My!

Paddling an “Inflatable Kayak,” also known as the “Ducky” or “Funyak,” is a great way to experience a rafting trip.  The boat is similar in shape to a canoe, but it is much more stable and forgiving.  Inflatable kayaks come in one man and 2-man varieties and are fun for

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Colorado River Rafting

Catclaw Acacia

The Catclaw Acacia(Acacia greggii) is commonly found in the Grand Canyon.  From a distance it is hard to differentiate from the Western Honey Mesquite Tree.  Up close the Catclaw Acacia can be identified by its small catclaw shaped prickles.  The Catclaw also has smaller bipinnate leaves than the mesquite and the

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Paddle Rafting in the Grand Canyon
Colorado River Rafting

13 Grand Canyon River Rafting Trip Experiences For 2013

  #1.  Walk on a Glacier Positioned below the Tatshenshini and Alsek River confluence is the Walker Glacier.  Though the Walker Glacier has been receding continually since the first Colorado River & Trail Expeditions trip in the late 1970’s,  it still offers a relatively short hike to its base where

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Books for River Runners

PIECES OF WHITE SHELL, A JOURNEY TO NAVAJOLAND

FEATURED BOOK OF THE WEEK: PIECES OF WHITE SHELL, A JOURNEY TO NAVAJO LAND by Terry Tempest Williams This map can be purchased at the CRATE BOOKSTORE for $14.95 A warm, sensitive, informative, and delightful journey to the land of the Navajo through the art of storytelling. The author recounts

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Map Westwater Canyon Rafting Route
Books for River Runners

GRAND CANYON MAP & GUIDE

FEATURED BOOK OF THE WEEK: GRAND CANYON MAP & GUIDE by Bronze Black This map can be purchased at the CRATE BOOKSTORE for $10.00 The Grand Canyon Map and Guide is a comprehensive resource for Grand Canyon National Park, covering the entire Grand Canyon from Lake Powell to Lake Mead. 

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Books for River Runners

THE EXPLORATION OF THE COLORADO RIVER AND ITS CANYONS

FEATURED BOOK OF THE WEEK: THE EXPLORATION OF THE COLORADO RIVER AND ITS CANYONS by J.W. Powell This book can be purchased at the CRATE BOOKSTORE for $12.95 A complete reprint of “Canyons of the Colorado” 1895 edition, with a supplementary map. This was the first published account in book

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Books for River Runners

THE COLORADO RIVER: FLOWING THROUGH CONFLICT

FEATURED BOOK OF THE WEEK: THE COLORADO RIVER: FLOWING THROUGH CONFLICT Text By: Jonathan Waterman Photography By: Peter McBride This book can be purchased at the CRATE BOOKSTORE for $27.95 – Signed Copies Available Supplying vital water to more than 30 million Americans living in the arid West, the Colorado

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Books for River Runners

Anatomy of the Grand Canyon

Anatomy of the Grand Canyon by W. Kenneth Hamblin This book can be purchased at the CRATE BOOKSTORE for $300.00 – RARE & OUT OF PRINT If you have been looking for an informative geology book with a lot of big colorful photos, then this is the book you want. 

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Books for River Runners

LAST CHILD IN THE WOODS: SAVING OUR CHILDREN FROM NATURE-DEFICIT DISORDER

FEATURED BOOK OF THE WEEK: LAST CHILD IN THE WOODS: SAVING OUR CHILDREN FROM NATURE-DEFICIT DISORDER by Richard Louv $14.95 This Book can be purchased online at the CRATE BOOKSTORE. In his landmark work Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv brought together cutting-edge studies that pointed to direct exposure

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Books for River Runners

MAPS OF THE ALSEK & TATSHENSHINI RIVERS

FEATURED BOOK OF THE WEEK: MAPS OF THE ALSEK & TATSHENSHINI RIVERS $10.00 This Map can be purchased online at the CRATE BOOKSTORE. Drawn to scale directly from topographic maps, the entire Alsek River was reduced to fit on one sheet. The Tatshenshini River was oriented to also fit in

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