June Charter 2008

Lee and I returned three weeks ago from our annual grand Canyon charter trip with our girls and my brother Howard and his family. This is a trip that we put together every year in mid june through Tour West, a licensed Grand Canyon outfitter. Next year’s trip is already starting to fill up. If you are interested in finding out more about it contact me asap as time is running on.
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Near the Tour West warehouse in Fredonia, Arizona is Judd Auto famous for it’s marquee.
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The H Bennions at Clear Creek.
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Howard my baby brother and his eternal sweetie Holly.
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Hannah just out of high school and ready to take on college.
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Van Haley Bennion, the best one. (Photo Howard Bennion)
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Heidi Ho also a serious contender for the best one.
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Heather Lenore, the schist Pixie.
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Howard and Holly’s best friends Wally and Frankie.
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Our friends from home Kim and Linda.
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Signe and Nords from Riga, Latvia.
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The Joe and Lee Bennion gang in Blacktail Canyon.
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Latvians exiting Clear Creek.
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Joe the Potter and Adah Bee sharing a laugh at Red Wall Cavern. (Photo Howard Bennion)
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Louisa happy at her oars. (Photo Howard Bennion)
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Zina hating every nano second of her Lava Falls run. (Photo Howard Bennion)
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Adah smiles on.
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Lee’s face in Lava says it all. (Photo Howard Bennion)
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My brother Glynn’s daughter Emily. (Photo Howard Bennion)
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Ten Bennion women is enough for any trip.
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Nate earns his keep with the girls.
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Jake with the girls.
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Naps should be taken every day if shade can be found.
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Impromptu multi-trip concert at Blacktail.
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Below Lava festivities included an hour long pee break with jump rope competition.
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Nords chills with his book at Zoroaster.
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Wally reading at Zoroaster too.
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Hiking North Canyon.
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The three younger Bennion women at Clear Creek.
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Joe the Potter pontificating on the finer points of canyon ethnobotany….yawn. (Photo Howard Bennion)

OK, here is what we all came for…the Lava runs. We hit Lava at a kind of harsh level. You could go left but the right was still there if you didn’t mind big and wet. We watched Can-X go left and then went right anyway.
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Lou and Lee getting thrown around.(Photo Howard Bennion)
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Mike and Zina in the Vee Wave. (Photo Howard Bennion)
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Joe going into the Vee. (Photo Howard Bennion)
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The boatman then took it in the shorts. (Photo Howard Bennion)
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Not my finest moment going into the tail waves sideways. More proof that God loves a fool. (Photo Howard Bennion)

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