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Something I have always wanted to do (and at age 55 it is now on my “Bucket List”) is white-water-raft down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon (located in the State of Arizona in the USA)! My husband, Paul, and I have rafted down approximately 15 miles of the Colorado River from the Glen Canyon Dam access to Lee’s Ferry. It was a beautiful, peaceful trip, broken up by some mild-to-moderate rapids. Besides the beautiful water, a highlight was seeing a Golden Eagle sitting on its nest! But, what I really want to do is an, at least, 8 day trip which would cover approximately 277 river miles, negotiating approximately 200 sets of rapids! Yeah, that’s what I am talking about!
I have gone online to see just what is offered…one provider ranks this trip up there with a safari to the African Serengti Plain (this is on my “Bucket List” also) or a trek through the Himalayas (too cold for me!) An eight day trip goes for approximately $2550 per person! It would take some serious saving before I could accomplish this! But the things you would see! The excitement! The experience!
I am a wildlife lover! I want to see the bighorn sheep, mule deer, coyotes, and ringtail cats that you might be able to see on the Grand Canyon walls, on the riverbanks, or down the tributary canyons! You could also see hawks, golden eagles, falcons, blue herons, and egrets–some of my favorite large birds! But the ever-changing kaleidoscope of colors of the Grand Canyon walls themselves! I know what those stunning walls look like from both the South Rim and the North Rim, but imagine seeing them from the river! How small a human must feel when looking up at those towering cliffs!
I would give praise to a Grand Creator for the animal and bird creation and their design and the effects of water and erosion that He put into existence! Would you?
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