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Rapids & white water - Grand Canyon

The River is dynamic and alive. I had never realized this. As you slip out on a "tongue" heading into a rapid, the River starts to bubble and roil. You hear the rumble and start to appreciate the waves. Then you slip off the tongue and hit the waves - some head on and some side-on. Pitching, rolling and getting thoroughly soaked.

 

"Life on the River is unique. New rules of behavior must be accepted and old ones jettisoned. Safety on the River is paramount." Gary Ladd "Grand Canyon - Views beyond the beauty"

 

I rafted the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon with Arizona Raft Adventures AZRA.

 

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Taken on May 26, 2009