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  • Grand Canyon6 OR 7 DAY EXPEDITION

  • Western River Expeditions7258 Racquet Club DriveSalt Lake City, Utah 84121

    HOURS: Mon-Fri 7:00am6:00pm MSTEMAIL: [email protected]: www.westernriver.com

    TOLL-FREE: 800-453-7450LOCAL: 801-942-6669FAX: 8019428514

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    GRAND CANYON 6 - 7 DAY EXPEDITION

    From Lake Powell

    Little Colorado River

    Badger Creek Rapi d

    House Rock Rapi d

    The Roaring 20s

    Kwagunt Creek Rapid

    UnkarHance

    Horn CreekGranite

    Hermit

    Crystal

    Waltenburg

    Deubendor f

    FishtailUpset

    Lava Falls

    BedrockSpectre

    Gem Serie s

    Sockdolager

    Havasu Creek

    Kanab Creek

    Mile 0

    Mile 188

    Whitmore Wash(HelicopterFlight)

    Marble

    Canyon

    Lees Ferry

    Phantom Ranch

    Redwall

    Cavern

    NankoweapGranaries

    Deer Creek

    Falls

    Stone Creek

    ShinumoCreek

    ElvesChasmHavasu

    VaseysParadise

    BlacktailCanyon

    Grand Canyon6 OR 7 DAY EXPEDITION

    What to Expect

    Get Ready!

    Typical Day

    Physical Requirements

    Westerns J - Rig Raft

    Packing List

    Payment & Cancellation Pre-Trip Travel Information

    Day-by-Day Itinerary

    Camping with Western

    Packing Tips

  • Western River Expeditions7258 Racquet Club DriveSalt Lake City, Utah 84121

    HOURS: Mon-Fri 7:00am6:00pm MSTEMAIL: [email protected]: www.westernriver.com

    TOLL-FREE: 800-453-7450LOCAL: 801-942-6669FAX: 8019428514

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    GRAND CANYON 6 - 7 DAY EXPEDITION

    In the grandest canyon of the Colorado River, experience the excitement, serenity, joy and enchanting

    beauty of the river as it transforms this divine chasm and those who venture down it. Go Grand Canyon

    rafting 187 miles in 6 days, each day descending deeper into geologic time. The Grand Canyon is ever-

    changing, with massive walls that step back to expose eons of natural history, at one place dark and

    narrow, and at another lush with waterfalls thundering hundreds of feet in luminous free fall. Daily side

    hikes lead you to sparkling streams, pristine pools, green fern glens, and ancient Anasazi ruins. The

    astounding scenery through Grand Canyon National Park is enhanced by the thrill of over 60 rapids

    where Westerns unique J-Rig rafts will give you maximum excitement and safety.

    Grand Canyon6 OR 7 DAY EXPEDITION

    QUICK FACTS

    Grand Canyon 6 or 7 Day: 6days/5nightsor7days/6nights 187miles MinimumAge:12yearsold

    Begins and Ends: LasVegas,Nevadaor MarbleCanyon,Arizona(275milesfromLasVegas)

    Current Rates, visit:

    RATE INCLUDES RAFTING ComfortableJ-rigraftsallow

    flexibleseatingthroughouttrip

    HIKING Shortwalksandlonger,moredifficulthikes(alloptional)

    CAMPING Cots,tents,sleepingbags,campchairs&water-resistantbag

    MEALS Allmealsarepreparedforyoubetweendeparture&return

    HELICOPTER Exitcanyonbyhelicopterattheendofthetrip

    SCENIC FLIGHTS ReturnflightstoLasVegasorMarbleCanyon

    Itinerary & Travel InformationDAYS ONE AND TWO Meetyourcrewandraftsat7:30AMatMarbleCanyon,Arizona,adramaticlaunchpointontheColoradoRiver(optionsfortravelandaccommodationsdescribedonnextpage).Afterashortridetotheriversedgeyoullloadyourduffleintoadrybag,listentoabrieforientationfromyourguidesandsetoffdowntheriver.Driftlazily,relax,andthensavorlunchonawhitesandbeach.MightyHouseRockRapidandtheRoaring20ssetthepaceforthenextfivedays.VisitVaseysParadise,aspectacularcascadeofwaterthatsupportsalushhanginggarden,andRedwallCavern,avastchambercarvedbytheriver.HikebreathtakingsidecanyonsorvisitancientAnasazigranaries.

    DAYS THREE AND FOUR Asyoudescenddownthroughtheinner-gorgeyoureonyourwaytoHance,Horn,Granite,HermitandCrystalallrapidsrespectedfortheirhugewaves.WesternsknowledgeableguidesleadshorthikestohiddenElvesChasmandtopoundingDeerCreekFalls.

    DAY FIVE SpendsometimeexploringtheazuregreenwatersofrenownedHavasuCanyonwherecountlesstranquilpoolsbeckonyoutofindyourownprivatepieceofthiswaterparadiseorexploreotherpossiblesidecanyonsandwaterfallsthroughoutthissectionofthecanyon.AfterdiningonWesternsfamouseveningcuisine,capturethedazzlingglowofthesunonthecanyonstoweringwallsbeforeitslipsintothehorizon.

    DAY SIX OR SEVEN VulcansAnvil,avolcanicconemid-river,signalstheapproachofLavaFalls,theColoradoRiversmostnotoriousrapid.Latemorning,youllmeetyourhelicopterthatwilltakeyouoverthecanyonrimtoBar10Ranchforashowerandlunch,beforeyourreturnflighttoMarbleCanyonorLasVegas.

    Note: This itinerary is provided as a sample. Daily activities and sights will vary based on weather conditions and guide preferences. Itinerary will also vary based on length of trip selected (6 or 7 days).

    www.westernriver.com

  • Western River Expeditions7258 Racquet Club DriveSalt Lake City, Utah 84121

    HOURS: Mon-Fri 7:00am6:00pm MSTEMAIL: [email protected]: www.westernriver.com

    TOLL-FREE: 800-453-7450LOCAL: 801-942-6669FAX: 8019428514

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    GRAND CANYON 6 - 7 DAY EXPEDITION

    A Typical Day on the RiverAftermeetingyourguidesyouwillbegivenatriporientationthatwillincludehowandwhereyoucansitontherafts,howtoholdon,andsafetyprecautionswhileontheriver.

    Atypicaldaywillincluderaftingforafewhoursatatime,stoppingforscenicside-canyonhikes,bathroombreaks,lunchandpossibleswimmingopportunities.Visitingwithnew-foundfriendsandlearningriverloreandgeologyfromourwell-trainedguidesaddstotheenjoymentofeachday.

    Afterafulldayoflearningandfunwearriveincamp.Guestswillbeallowedtofindtheirfavoritecampsiteandthenreturntotheraftsforthefamousfireline-thewayweloadandunloadrafts.Yourhelpinpassingthegearofftheboatisgreatlyappreciated;however,ifyouhavephysicalrestrictionsorlimitationsthatwouldprohibityoufromparticipatingyouarenotrequiredtohelp.

    Thefirsteveningincamp,theguideswillgiveademonstrationonhowtoeasilyassemblethecotsandtentsandwillbeavailabletohelpyouifyouneedadditionalassistance.WesternRiverprovidescots,tents,sleepingbags,sheets,campchairandwater-proofgearbagsforallguests.Youllhavenoneedtoworryaboutbringinganyofyourowncampingequipment.

    Whileyourelaxattheriversedge,yourguideswillpreparedinner.Everynightisdifferent,butthemenumayincludeitemssuchasgrilledchickenbreast,steakwithsautedonions,pastaorfreshfish.

    Atnight,whetheryouchoosetosleepinyourtentorunderthevastcanopyofstars,thefreshnightairandtherhythmoftheriverwilllullyoutosleep.

    Eachmorning,yourguideswillprepareadeliciousbreakfast.Youllhaveachancetoenjoyeatingbeforereturningtoyourcampsitetotakedownyourtentandcotandpackupyourbelongingsinyourdrybag.Afterbringingyourbagdowntotheboats,guestsparticipateinthefirelineonceagainandyouareoffonanotherfun-filleddayofadventure.

    Rafting Trips vs. Other VacationsThesettingandpaceofaraftingadventuregivesyousomethingyoudontfindinothervacations.OnaWesternRiverExpedition,youwillquicklydiscoverwhysomanyarecallingthisthebestvacationoftheirlives.Itsthecombinationofdriftingovertranquilpoolsofwaterundertheshadowsoftoweringrockformations,theexhilarationandthrillofrollingwavesandcrashingwhitewater,theexplorationofseldom-seenwaterfallsandNativeAmericanhistory,thepeacefulmomentsofreflectionasyougazeupatthestar-studdedskyandthefreshfeelingofrenewalasthemorningsunslowlyfiltersthroughwindingcanyons.Allthisprovidesanindescribablesenseofbelonging.Asenseofonenesswithyourselfandthosearoundyou.Asenseofadventure,reflectionandrenewal.Comediscoverthedifference.

  • Western River Expeditions7258 Racquet Club DriveSalt Lake City, Utah 84121

    HOURS: Mon-Fri 7:00am6:00pm MSTEMAIL: [email protected]: www.westernriver.com

    TOLL-FREE: 800-453-7450LOCAL: 801-942-6669FAX: 8019428514

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    GRAND CANYON 6 - 7 DAY EXPEDITION

    Westerns J-Rig RaftNamedafterWesternsfounder,JackCurrey,theJ-Rigisapatentedcraftofferingthemostflexibleandcomfortablerideontheriver.Ifyoureathrillseeker,youcansitupfrontwherethewaveshithardest,orrideaftformoreprotection.Thereareplentyofcalmsectionsalongtheriverwhereyoucanmovefreelyaroundtheboatandtradeseatingpositionsthroughoutthetrip.

    A Whitewatergustoseatingwithsafetylines

    B Adventureseatingatopfoodcoolers

    C Paddedseatingatopdryfoodstorageboxes

    D Storageareaforguestluggageandtripequipment

    E Icewaterandlemonadecoolers

    F 4-Cycleoutboardmotorprovidesquietpropulsionwithlowemissions

    G Extramotorsandspareparts

    H Firstaidsuppliesandsatellitephone

    I Compartmentedneoprenerubbertubeshave20separateairchambersandarecapableofsupporting66,000lbs.

    J Coldbeveragedragbagkeepsdrinksaccessiblethroughouttheday

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  • Western River Expeditions7258 Racquet Club DriveSalt Lake City, Utah 84121

    HOURS: Mon-Fri 7:00am6:00pm MSTEMAIL: [email protected]: www.westernriver.com

    TOLL-FREE: 800-453-7450LOCAL: 801-942-6669FAX: 8019428514

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    GRAND CANYON 6 - 7 DAY EXPEDITION

    Camping With Western River ExpeditionsWhetheryoureaveterancamperorexperiencingsleepingintheoutdoorsforthefirsttime,Westernmakescampingsimple.Allyouneedtoworryaboutispackingyourpersonalitemsinasoft-sideddufflebag.Wellsupplytherest:

    Comfortablecotsmakesleepingandrelaxingontherivereasy.

    Roomytentsarealwaysavailableandeasytosetup.Youmaybelikemanyofourriverguestswhoprefertosleepunderthevastcanopyofstars.Ifyouhaventeverexperiencedcampinginthedesertyoullbesurprisedathowdryandcomfortableeverythingstayswhensleepingunderthestars.

    Freshlylaunderedsleepingbagsandsheetsprovidewarmthoncoolevenings.

    Water-resistantbagsprotectyourpersonalbelongingsfromexposuretosandandwater.

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