AHHH, The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River! This is a remarkable adventure, filled with super fun rapids, amazing surf waves, inspiring canyons, tremendous beauty, epic geology, and vistas that take your breath away. Not to mention, killer camping and seventeen days on the river, deep in the canyon, with your friends!
This past September I got lucky! Going on the Grand Canyon is quite a privilege, one that I will not refuse or forget. We had an awesome trip. One of the best things about river running is that we unplug. No computers, no telephones, no cars, no work, barely a schedule.
It seems that every time I put on a river, it tends to be the greatest teacher. People get humbled by mother nature, we learn a lot making decisions on the fly. Being present, in the now, one of the greatest gifts the river gives us. We appreciate the wonders that surround us and the adventure that fills our days by exploring new places and going with the flow.
Our Grand Canyon was of course super special and marked by exciting events and enjoyment. From flash floods to amazing canyoneering excursions, from warm sand beaches to killer boulder sessions, from huge nasty holes to incredible surf waves, all of it encompasses the essence of living in the moment. To move through this deep, vast landscape and to become a part of it, within the veins of the mother, with a group of wonderful people, this is one of the most awesome experiences ever imagined.
Besides the crucial gear one needs for river running and canyon exploration, there is an exceptional piece that can contribute heavily to your enjoyment and success. This is of course footwear. When we were canyoneering or side canyon adventuring, it was evident who was wearing Five Tens with Stealth Rubber. This is the stuff that sticks in all conditions. On the slipperiest of rock, with wet shoes, still the rubber rocks! These shoes got soul, real sticky dependable soles! It blew us away how effective Stealth Rubber is and how much confidence it gives a person on slick rock and wet uneven surfaces. Totally sold! Thanks a million Five Ten for making all our river trips and canyon adventures so much more fun with awesome shoes that can take us anywhere we can dream up!