Saturday, June 26, 2010

day 2: Grand Canyon rafting

I will have camped in the Grand Canyon last night: I think I will have slept soundly with the sound of the river, night animals, a darkness that only comes far away from cities and no street lights or car lights or seeping lights of electronics.

We will get up early - though I know I will be asleep early, too, given that the sun is rumored to go down early over the high canyon walls. I will have also been up early, excited, rafted through some rapids, maybe hiked, and helped set up camp (that's maybe not true - rumor is we only have to set up our own tents, they do everything else).

Here is another group's video of a similar area to where I'll be. It looks beautiful and you can see that it is not going to be rockin' and rollin' rapids all the time. There will be plenty of float and stare and think time, too. Ahhhh. And the aquamarine blue waters of the Little Colorado.