The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River
My big trip in 2008 was one I had dreamed about for about 40 years, a 13 day rubber raft trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. When I decided to go in early 2008, I knew I was in no shape to undertake such a difficult trip. I enrolled at the JCC and promptly got myself a trainer. I lost weight and more than a dress size over the first few months of the year as I was working hard to build up my legs for climbing and hiking in the Canyon. I recently reread my journal that I kept on the trip. I am sorry now that I didn’t write more than I did. But I can tell you that even for an outdoorsy girl like me, this was one tough journey. There were 19 of us in 2 rafts on this photo trip sponsored by Friends of Arizona Highways. Forty years ago when I drove to the rim of Grand Canyon I had picked up a copy of that magazine and had kept it all this time because I knew that someday I would return to experience the river.