Just back from a nine-day whitewater rafting trip in the Grand Canyon, I find myself struggling to readjust to the “real” world. Along with twenty-three others I participated in a Grand Canyon Field Institute-sponsored, oar-powered trip from the Phantom Ranch Boat Beach, to Diamond Creek.
This one hundred-plus stretch of the fabled chasm features enormous rapids, remarkable side canyons, towering waterfalls, peculiar wildlife, and sandy beaches.
Indeed, one of the biggest challenges for the 25,000 lucky ducks who take on the Colorado River through Grand Canyon each year is trying to convey their experience upon returning home. It remains elusive to all but the most eloquent of writers and indescribable for those with a mere website column as their vehicle.
Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I thought it easiest to share my impressions with photographs taken throughout the trip. Enjoy!
More of Mike’s images can be seen on his Grand Canyon Prints: Mike Buchheit Photography website.