Monday, August 18, 2008

When snow melts river runs (III)

Today I want to talk about rafting the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, probably one of the most amazing adventures of a lifetime. It was in the 1960s when Rafting became established. It was then when routes like the Grand Canyon were navigated and Whitewater Rafting companies were formed. The Colorado River ('Aha Kwahwat in Mojave) is located in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, approximately 2,330 km long, draining a part of the arid regions on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains. The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided gorge carved by the river in the state of Arizona, and parts of Nevada. It is largely contained within the Grand Canyon National Park one of the United States' oldest national parks.
The 300 kilometres rafting trip last 6 or 7 days. Starting in the Marble Canyon the proposal route by Western River Expeditions ends after the Lava Falls, the Colorado River's most notorious rapid. The Company, a certified member of Trusted Adventures, helped pioneer the concept of rafting vacations since 1961 (over 75% of new guests come each year as a result of the recommendations of past guests).
The Grand Canyon is a magical place, 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. The astounding scenery through Grand Canyon National Park is enhanced by the thrill of over 60 rapids where Western’s unique J-Rig rafts will give you maximum Grand Canyon white water rafting excitement.