“I thought the crew‘s group dynamic was exceptional. Brock seemed to be well respected as a boatman and as a leader, The other boatmen all commented on how much they liked his style of leadership. If any of his “judgement calls” were ever questioned, we were not aware of it, and it was clear that […]
Great Bucket List Item!
August 21, 2014
Feedback from Tim from Yuma, AZ Age 49 Passenger on a 4-day Upper Canyon trip in May 2014 Was your reservation agent courteous and informative?: Yes Was there any additional info you wish you had known before your trip? (transportation, packing, on-river): I would probably pack a pair of flip flops for the […]
One of the BEST Trips of My Life, Again!
August 18, 2014
Lots of people, when they call the GCW office, ask if we (the reservations folks) have ever done a Grand Canyon raft trip before. Why, YES, it’s just about the best job perk I could imagine! We call it ‘office research’ … and head out on a Grand Canyon river trip each year. I just […]
Grand Canyon Whitewater was recently featured in the July 2014 edition of China’s “Outdoor Exploration” magazine. With a circulation of about half a million, we’re pretty stoked! The author, Ms. Chen Xia was on a oar-powered trip with GCW in May of this year and apparently… she LOVED it! We still haven’t gotten the full […]
The River by Garth Brooks
August 11, 2014
If you haven’t heard this song, I would recommend listening pre- AND post-river trip! The River by Garth Brooks You know a dream is like a river Ever changin’ as it flows And a dreamer’s just a vessel That must follow where it goes Trying to learn from what’s behind you And never knowing what’s […]
GCW Guide Traditions: Post-Trip Sushi!
August 7, 2014
Passengers always exclaim how tired they are after participating in a week long rafting trip. They’re ecstatic, mesmerized, still in-awe of the adventure… but also ready for a nice, relaxing bath and maybe a long nap! (For a great post-trip excerpt from a guest, read Back To Civilization.) You can just imagine how the guides, […]
Stay In Touch After Your River Trip
August 5, 2014
Have we told you about our photo sharing site? No? Well here’s how it works: After you get home from your Grand Canyon adventure, we’ll send you an email. The email will invite you to do a few things, like complete a feedback form for us, and maybe review your experience on TripAdvisor, and also […]
Nature Vs. Nintendo – Nature Deficit Disorder
July 25, 2014
In the introduction to his award winning book, “Last Child in the Woods,” author Richard Louv remembers the day when his son asked him, “Dad, why was it more fun when you were a kid?” Now I think it is fair to say that most of our parents tend to romanticize parts of their childhood […]
July 23, 2014
Dwight, a passenger on a 6-day Upper Canyon Oar Trip in July 2014, sent us this short story of a fun afternoon on the river… “It was a quite cove. The boatmen and passengers had finished lunch. While children played in the water, trying to catch fish barehanded, the rest of the passengers watched from […]
What Kind of Critters Will I See in Grand Canyon?
July 16, 2014
Man-eaters? Toe-biters? Flying blood-suckers? Nah, probably not. The Arizona desert does harbor some fascinating and very unique critters but, for the most part, the ones that could do you harm try to stay as far away from you and your campsite as they can. In all my years in Arizona, I’ve never once seen a […]