Are we really ready for this?
Well, if you're going,
You'll need to be HERE, the 25th!!
the DAY BEFORE
put-in on September 26, 2002
it's Yahoo, baby! Here we go!!
The river is brown is red is green is turquoise.
On any given day, the river is light, liquid light, a traveling mirror
in the desert.
Terry Tempest Williams "Red"
(Don't forget your offering.....)
Folks, we'd like the trip to be truly a cooperative effort.
Cathy Higgins "firstname.lastname@example.org"
John Everitt "email@example.com"
John Fields "firstname.lastname@example.org"
Dennis Cooper "email@example.com"
David Harris "DHa6243585@aol.com"
Denny DeBey "Iron works message machine: 482-9568"
Larry Koster "firstname.lastname@example.org"
Berta Romio "email@example.com"
Mark Keen "firstname.lastname@example.org"
Patty Morrison "email@example.com"
Zita Zserlip "firstname.lastname@example.org"
Heather Kirkpatrick "email@example.com"
Chris Fowler "firstname.lastname@example.org"
Calen Higgins "email@example.com" **
Jose Gonzalez **
Kent Erskine "firstname.lastname@example.org"
Rob Caldwell "email@example.com" *
** Means 'leaving at Phantom'.....
* 'coming in at Phantom'
Want your friends to send you something
at the ranch?
Here's the address: PHANTOM
P.O. BOX 1266
Grand Canyon National Park
Have YOU sent your deposit$$ to Higgins yet ???
where do I send it?
Put-in at Lee's Ferry, Thursday Sept. 26th.
Take out at Diamond Creek, mile 225, Sunday Oct. 13th (Lake is silted
Love this river, stay by it, learn from it....
it seemed to him that whoever understood this river and its secrets,
would understand much more, many secrets, all secrets.
14' Sotar "Seldom Seen"
16'Achilles, bucket boat "WHITE
14'Achilles, bucket boat "RUBY"
(no picture yet)
13' Sotar (Sportscar!!)
17' Avon bucket boat "Hotel Colorado"
12' Cataraft (MAIDEN VOYAGE!!)
where do I send it?
Mark AIRE IK "deepblue"
David Harris Hardshell Kayak
Chris Fowler Hardshell Kayak
Rob Caldwell Hardshell Kayak
Got a picture of YOUR BABY? Never too late to send it to us.....
Zita and Chris: Are co-leads on this
Zita has sent out e-mails (to those of you whose address she had)
on what all she wants us to send her in the way of initial planning. If
you have not connected with her by now, you will be getting luck of the
draw on when you cook, etc. PLEASE!! Get in touch with her soon if you
have not done so already (firstname.lastname@example.org)
How many stoves do we need,amount of fuel?
Denny's input:3-4 stoves, 15-17 gals. propane
Juanito says 15 gals. should do it
Bert and Denny both have a 5 gal.
Need at least one more 5 gal propane
(Did someone already offer and it didn't register??)
Rumor has it that Larry has a start on kitchen, but wind of who's
helping him hasn't reached the website yet.
Every boat should plan on carrying 10 gals.
Steve Briggs has a large gravity filter he will let us use
Safety & 1st AID
Every boat should carry a small first aid kit
We will also need one larger, more complete for the group
AND... boats 16' and over need a FLOAT CUSHION!
Ropes and lines? Radio or SAT phone?
Should Larry and Patty take on this one?
Neither one has a cell phone....
But they say they'll do it !
The option we are onto now is to shuttle our rigs from Lees
Ferry to Peach Springs, the Hualapai Boundary. Then we will have the Hualapai
bring us up. The road is apparently still in bad shape and subject to washouts.
The shuttle costs $160 p/vehicle + $25 for storage.
They van and truck to bring you up, costs $250.
Then there is the person fee of $24 each to come out
at Diamond ($384)
5 cars and they bring us up to Peach Springs comes to
SO.... Bert has the shuttle forms to be filled out. We
need to send them with cash as soon as we can get it together.
Toilets, the ol' GROOVE boxes are the best.
Denny DeBey (3) and Bert (3)
We figured 3+ days a box. Total of 6?
We should probably have one more....
C&J will bring the other one
Who's got the seat?
Tarps and Lanterns: ?No one on this yet?
deposits due, mail c/o:
Questions and input via e-mail HIGGINS
e-mail Or BERT's
Cathy Higgins 605 Ridgeview Ct. Hood River, OR 97031
You can also send pictures to add to this website c/o:
Berta Romio 525 Sleepy Hollow Rd. Appleton, WA. 98602
Bob Foote's website has a good summary of trip logistics
Grand Canyon Private Boaters Association
- info on wilderness issues, commercial vs. private boating stats,
and history of boating the Canyon:www.gcpba.com
Grand Canyon Private Boaters Page
- info/opinion on the private permit system, the canyon management
plan and links to other sites and books:www.kwagunt.net/gctrips.html
Grand Canyon National Park:www.grand.canyon.national-park.com
Grand Canyon Weather Page: http://www.grand.canyon.national-park.com/weather.htm
The Gould's Grand Canyon River Trip in 1999.
We don't know these folks but for Heather, Chris, Calen, and Jose
their photo collection sure tells the story if you've not been down the
Page put together by:
Berta and Cathy
We will be updating from time to time as the info changes.
So check in again soon! Meanwhile, GO BOATING!!!!