By the way, these are photo's taken with her iPhone. A nicer camera is on its way to her soon! Thanks to all of our great guests on the river: Mike and Rebecca (repeats from 2013), Darroy, Pat and Penny (alumni from my 3-day Geology class on the South Rim), Bill, Parr (sixth trip with GCA), John P., Vicki, Deb, and brothers Rick and John. And our two boatmen Ed and Chad. You guys rock!
Grand Canyon Escalade. I am confident that this hair-brained scheme will not go through and will meet a similar demise as the Marble Canyon dam. Stay tuned.
Would bringing 10,000 people a day on a suspended gondola to this remote location benefit the Grand Canyon? Or is the reason to profit a powerful developer and some Navajo Nation politicians? What about waste water from that kind of visitation here in this remote location? What about domestic water? If the Navajo Tribe wants to build a tourist facility for jobs, do it on land owned 100% by the tribe in their already designated Tribal Park just a few miles upstream from this location. No to the Escalade!
Helen and her dad in front of the Phantom Ranch cantina
Our group on the 2014 10-Day Rating Trip: (Front row, left to right) Rebecca, Penny, Ed, Vicki, Pat, Chad, Wayne and John P.; back row, Mike, Darroy, Joel, Deb, Bill, Rick, Parr, and lurking behind Parr, John S.