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The Big Ditch
Rafting and Kayaking 290 miles of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon

There really is no way to communicate the intensity of an experience like this. Not only were we
immersed in the gothic complexity of the most fantastic geological, architectural, archeological,
spectacle on earth, we were confronting big water rapids of varying intensity and difficulty on a daily
and often hourly basis.

But still, it goes further than that.

Surrounding the river are side canyons, hikes, climbs, and don't you know it; there's steeping
creeking to be found on Tapeats Creek. We might start the day by running several big rapids and
then hike to see roaring river immerge from the face of a 1000ft cliff.

But still, it goes further than that.

We climbed polished stone slides through granite and swam through murky green waters of Silver
Grotto dragging my camera behind me in a watershed bag.

But still, it goes further than that.

We hiked slot canyons carved by water making its way down through numerous layers of stone to
ultimately meet the mighty Colorado and particiapte in the slow sawing of the river into ancient sea
beds. At Deer creek the 70' deep slot canyon ends in a 100' waterfall down to the river.

But still, it goes further than that.

I slept on a cliff edge below Anasazi grain storage caves that are hundreds of feet above the river.

But still, it goes further than that.

We worked, played, lived, and ate together. Sixteen of us in all. Many of us were meeting each other
for the first time on this trip. We were thrust into 17 days of intense collaboration. The group
dynamics further intensified the most dramatic setting I have ever experienced

andrewludke

About the Author

Andrew Ludke
andrewludke Milford, PA

Publish Date  November 15, 2010

Dimensions  Large Format Landscape  436 pgs Standard Paper

Category  Sports & Adventure

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