Sunday, July 29, 2012

River adventures

I am back in town for a few days after three back-to-back Grand Canyon trips. Here are a few highlights.

A floating banquet finale to our first trip--a one-boat motor excursion:


That went on into the night:


My birthday party at Poncho's--which involved crocodile swims, throw bags, back-flips, and a late night raging dance and song-fest on the J-rig. My favorite birthday (that I can remember). 


Corrupting Marieke to the evils of being a motorboatman. She loved it.


Kuhl.com outfitted the almost-all-female crew for my last row trip. I had to represent the male species. It was difficult, but I received no sympathy.


A cloudburst with thunder, lightning, and hail caught us as we entered Hance. A few miles below this showed up to reward us.



The requisite critters:



And a visit to the newly-demolished National Canyon delta. This must have been some kinda flash-flood.


Off next week for another two in a row. But first, a week of boatwork in the shop. My life is so hard.

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