GC2015 Trip Report [Day 2 | 21 November 2015]

We hit our first major rapid on Day 2– a class 7 on the Grand Canyon 1-10 scale. One of our boatmen got tossed out of his boat. Major wake-up call for the group.

“Floating through the canyon is indescribable. I keep thinking that I don’t know how I will explain this experience to anyone. It’s unreal. We’re in the Grand Freaking Canyon.”
– AK’s River Journal

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This!!

And how do we get through that safely?? House Rock Rapid is huge. The group spend some time scouting, then Charlie went first– signaling the best rapid entrance.

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Missing the massive hole at House Rock Rapid. Whew.

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My first “holy crap this is real” moment.

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Cook crew. We teamed up in pairs of two and rotated through kitchen duty.

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Seriously. We ate like kings and queens every single day.

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Nick and AK’s tent site.

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Groover location!

 

River Miles: 15.3 miles
Camp: Shinumo Wash [mile 29.5]

House Rock [class 7] – SCOUTED
The Roaring 20s [class 4-6]