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Lower Grand Canyon commercial paddle raft trip May 2019

Mon, 2019-05-20
Bill Priedhorsky
505 412 0376
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Dear Mountaineers,

I have always wanted to raft the Grand Canyon, and have been investigating commercial raft trips. These trips book early - there are essentially no options left for 2018, and a few for spring 2019. I have obtained a hold for a few days for 6 spots on the trip described below, a paddle raft trip through the lower, more exciting part of the Canyon. The trip includes a hike down the Bright Angel trail, potentially carrying all of your personal gear. See the price below - it doesn't seem unreasonable. A $400 deposit will be needed promptly. Please let me know if you are interested. Our hold on these spots expires on the afternoon of January 31, next Wednesday. If you sign up, please arrange trip insurance for yourself. Write me at if you are interested.

Sincerely, Bill

Info about the raft trip:

May 21 - May 29, 2019 (assemble in Flagstaff May 20)

9 Day Lower Canyon Paddle Raft *

Canyon Route: Pipe Creek to Diamond Creek (136 Miles)

Meet: South Rim, Grand Canyon Village 

Return: Flagstaff, AZ

Transportation: Optional flight from Las Vegas to South Rim (≈$235/p) or ground shuttle from Las Vegas, Phoenix or Flagstaff (Not Included) - Return via ground transportation from take-out point (Diamond Creek) to Flagstaff is included

Lodging: At South Rim (not included in price) Will need to be at South Rim for an orientation meeting at Maswik Lodge the day prior to trip's start date

Rapids: 23 major rapids rated 5 or above (1-10 rating scale)

Group size: 18-20 passengers  

Minimum Age: 16 years old 

Included: Camping gear w/ chairs and sleeping pads

Required Hike: Strenuous 7.5 mile hike descending Bright Angel Trail at trip's start

Raft: Paddle Rafts

Price: $3,174/person Deposit: $400/person


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