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The Grand Canyon! The Big Ditch! The Most Beautiful Place I Have Ever Been!

Between July 29th and August 17th, I went on the most exciting trip I have ever been on, a private trip with some of my best friends rafting the Grand Canyon for 15 nights and 16 days. You might notice those dates don't add up to 15 nights and 16 days. That is because the trip started bright and early the morning of July 29th with a 17 hour drive from Boulder, CO to Flagstaff, AZ in my good friend's, Spencer Lacy's, school/river bus.

The planning/packing that went into the trip is an endeavor I don't necessarily want to write about, though it was quite a feat! After our drive we arrived at a Walmart parking lot in which we slept for the night with plans to get up early and get to the river put-in. That is just what we did, after we picked up a handful of friends from the airport and one rental raft from a nearby gear shop. At the put-in, we proceeded to rig the rafts and unload the bus.

Said School Bus at Lee's Ferry (the put-in)
The first few days of the trip were…