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Grand Canyon Charter June 2009

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

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We have been home from our 2009 June river trip for two and a half weeks. It has taken me a while to get the photos up as I have been out on another river trip and busy trying to get caught up here at home. It was a sweet trip with Lee, Louisa and me on crew with Steve Bocagno as well. Here are few images worth a thousand words each to give you a sense of the adventure. We are currently booking for our 2010 june trip.
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Lee’s brother Marc joined us with his wife Ruth, her sister Louise and Marc and Ruth’s daughter Sarah.
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Paul Bakkom came with his son Erik.
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Susan Weeks and Mark Conley and their friend Judy Stone joined us from Colorado.
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Julia came to us by way of Tour West. She was a fine addition.
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Paul and Erik hanging out. The canyon is a great family place.
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Are we having fun yet? Joe leads Team Bedrock on a tour of the left side of everyones favorite obstacle. Can you tell that the boat got COMPLETELY full? In this photo the boat is just coming down from a mighty highside effort by the crew. Also check out how quickly Steve Boccagno got up on top of Bedrock with a throw rope. It is nice to have that kind of people backing you up on the crew.
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In the eddy below Bedrock Joe finds out how hard it is to move a boat full of water as the team bails.
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Team Bedrock at Owl Eyes beach.
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Joe catc hes a nap at the Deer Creek Patio later that day.
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Hanging out at Doris camp after the Bedrock fun.
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Louisa engaging in a little chub petting during a lunch break at 60 mile rapids.
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Who needs dishwashers?
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Lee and Sarah lead the Diaper Train at the Little Colorado.
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Not only can she clean a peanut butter knife she can make great Freedom Toast.
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Marc caught this heron and digitized it.
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“No s**t, there I was…” That is how all good boatman stories start.
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“If you take that picture I am going to stick this carrot in you.”
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The nightly game of pick up sticks.
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Petting fish….kissing rocks, what is next?
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Louisa Becker, our hero, hiking Havasu nine months after bilateral knee replacement surgery.
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I don’t know, it just happened.
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Why are these canyoneers smiling? The picture was shot at the shady ledges below Lava Falls.
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When the going gets tough, the tough find a rock and pass out on it.
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Stepping into North Canyon.
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The pool at North canyon.
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The true happy hour.
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Reaching for it.
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Actually the only reason Lee gets to come is because she looks so good on the front tube of the boat.
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After the coffee, the ecstacy.
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Oh gosh, not Tuna Creek again?
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After the nap at Blacktail.
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Would you let this guy row you down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon?
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Cousins.
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Erik catching some quiet time at Matkatamiba.
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My new Black Diamond Mega Lite came in handy when it tried to rain one night.
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Marc snapped this amazing image at Havasu. The Grand Canyon makes everyone into a better photographer.
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Sarah resting up for more fun at Last Chance camp.
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Team Havasu demonstrating the Monkey dance that got us off the rock in the top of Havasu Rapids.
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The game.
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This was the Bennion Grand Canyon charter trip 2009.
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Floating to the chopper pad the last morning.
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Hiho Silver….away.