• Matt Gilmore
  • Kyle Levine
  • Andy Gilmore
  • Faye Atkinson on the oars.

Beginning a new day rafting the Colorado River - Grand Canyon

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"Night and day the river flows. If time is the mind of space, the Colorado is the soul of the desert. Brave boatmen come, they go, they die, and the voyage flows on forever. We are all canyoneers. We are all passengers on this little living mossy ship, this delicate dory sailing round the sun that humans call Earth." Edward Abbey, The Hidden Canyon: A River Journey, 1999

"For the first time, I felt I was getting close to the West of my deepest imaginings, the place where the tangible and the mythical became the same." Edward Abbey

Here Faye Atkinson is rowing. I rafted with Arizona Raft Adventures AZRA.

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  1. dawn_adams 78 months ago | reply

    This is a great picture!! I so want to be rafting there right now!!!

  2. scribe13 ~ Maureen 78 months ago | reply

    So beautiful!

    I saw this beautiful photo in
    Beautiful Earth

  3. Jill's Junk 78 months ago | reply

    What a great way to see that area. I've always wanted to do that. Maybe some day:-)). Nice shot

  4. southwest girl 78 months ago | reply

    oh what beautiful light just perfectly hitting that red rock. great shot al and looks like so much fun and very peaceful too.

  5. Al_HikesAZ 78 months ago | reply

    Thank you everyone.

    SWG - peaceful between rapids eeekkk. Sunrises and sunsets in the Inner Gorge are subtle like this with the light hitting the top of the formations and not really penetrating into the Gorge.

    Jill - there are raft trips specifically for photography. Usually with a renowned photographer along working with the guests. You would appreciate that kind of trip more than this kind. When you get serious, let me know and I'll give you some tips on trips.

  6. ho.ge 78 months ago | reply

    great shot!
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  7. DJuniorFan 78 months ago | reply

    What a view! Nice shot, Al! Looks like fun.

  8. J.R.Martinez 78 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called DIAFR@GMondo, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  9. Eddie Engel 78 months ago | reply

    Sort of a Land Before Time feeling. I like mucho.

  10. Tesoros del Encanto 78 months ago | reply

    Nice, tremendo paseo

  11. Yitchie 78 months ago | reply

    beautiful picture.
    I saw this great image in:
    Awesome Nature

  12. camera girl 108 65 months ago | reply

    Wonderful capture! :)

  13. Al_HikesAZ 65 months ago | reply

    Thank you everyone.
    Thank you camera girl 108 for the invite.

  14. CrispyFotos.com 54 months ago | reply

    Simply wow ... absolutely stunning. I can't stop saying it!

  15. Dan Anderson. 53 months ago | reply

    Wow, does that look spectacular - sign me up for that ride :D

  16. karma (Karen) 48 months ago | reply

    wonderful pov & sense of place
    love the Abbey quotes too

  17. JoeCow 30 months ago | reply

    I definitely like your photographs! :) <3

  18. mark berenson1 27 months ago | reply

    Been there, done that. I only hope I live long enough to do it again. Unlike your pictures, most of the photos I've seen of Grand Canyon are pretty enough, but they don't convey the enormity of the place. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

  19. aceyorba 19 months ago | reply

    What are you waiting for ...You only live twice...

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