Thursday, August 14, 2008

16 Days, 220 Miles - Grand Canyon

The last 16 days have been filled with a break from the camera, amazing scenery, new friends, creepy critters, close calls, big rapids, holding my breath under water, learning how to take a playboat into lava falls, and sitting next to the serenity and magic of the colorado river while reading a book, thinking about life, and writing. This blog post will be an ongoing description that will change and morph into something more in depth as the weekend comes and goes, but for now here are some pictures of the chaos that is life on the river.

The first day on the river was filled with packing, packing, rigging, and more packing. We had to meet with the ranger in the morning to discuss all of the bad things that could happen and how and when to call for an evacuation. I dubbed him Ranger Grim. After that we popped a bottle of bubbly and were off on the crystal clear, freezing cold water of the Colorado.


Afton said...

How fun Matt. Glad you came back in one piece. The are sweet shots, I love that reflection shot with that dude running over the pond....beautiful.

Grant said...

these are fun and beautiful, just like you!

I'm glad you're back

jeff said...

This is really cool stuff, looks like a lot of fun!!!

Anonymous said...

Very nice... makes me want to get in the car and drive some where! Just LOVELY!