GC2015 Trip Report [Day 3 | 22 November 2015]

The turning point in our trip. Our trip leader broke his ankle on an excursion to the Silver Grotto and required a helicopter evacuation out of the canyon. I am super thankful for the experienced individuals we had on our trip who handled the entire situation seamlessly.

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Water crossing to get to the Silver Grotto.

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Uh oh. Evan’s hurt.

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Super lucky to have Charlie. He was used to dealing with ankle injuries.

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Giving Evan a proper send-off of course.

A short day on the river an an unplanned camp. Duff led the group on a hike to find some ruins. We found remains of ancient dwellings and pictographs. You’re not supposed to touch the pictographs because the oils in your hands can degrade them. But! You can touch any ancient pottery or glass you find. Just make sure to put it back where you found it.

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River day 3 groover location!

River Miles: 2.4 miles
Camp: South Canyon [mile 31.9]

No rapids to note