Thought I'd let people here know about a neat trip coming up; five wooden boats (replicas of 1950s-era Grand Canyon whitewater boats) are making a three-week (or so) run through Grand Canyon. I'll be going along as neophyte rower (in a raft, not a hard boat) and semi-official blogger/freelance journalist. Starting on March 20 or 21, there will be daily updates of the trip here:
You can find out more about the trip planners and boat builders here, with lots of photos:
I met Dave Mortenson, one of the trip leaders, at the Port Townsend Festival this year. If you were there, you might have caught the screening of his Grand Canyon whitewater documentary. I believe he's filming again this year.
Anyway, I'm excited to be heading out on my first big whitewater trip. Wish me luck--as a relative novice, I may be in a bit over my head (but only metaphorically, I hope...)