Page, AZ, December 29, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- 1. Spend more time with family and friends. Many Grand Canyon Whitewater guests say trips down the mighty Colorado River is a once-in-a-lifetime, truly life-changing experience. Who better to share that kind of momentous self-discovery with than loved ones? Whether it’s on a 4-day tour or a 13-day trip, a Grand Canyon adventure affords plenty of opportunity to get even closer to those special friends and loved ones.
2. Be more active/improve fitness. Every Grand Canyon Whitewater trip includes an invigorating daily hike through gorgeous side canyons, and guests are always encouraged to participate in team-building exercises like loading and unloading gear from the rafts. Plus, those who sign up for partial-Canyon trips will be hiking 9 miles into or out of Grand Canyon. That can be a challenging hike for even the most experienced backpacker and will provide ample reason to start training now.
3. Enjoy life more. What does enjoying life mean? What brings joy? Beauty? Grand Canyon’s got that one covered. Love? Bring a loved one on a trip and build shared memories, or make a new friend on the river. Adventure? Knock off a bucket list item with a journey through one of the world’s greatest natural wonders.
4. Learn something new. Grand Canyon Whitewater guides are experts in Grand Canyon history, from its Ancestral Puebloan inhabitants to daring early day river runners, and they love to share their knowledge and river tales with others. They also are well versed in the Canyon’s fascinating geology and geography, and are talented, experienced boatmen and chefs as well. Passengers can learn how to tie a half-hitch knot, how to bake a Dutch-oven cake or how ancient cultures subsisted in Grand Canyon on a river tour. The only limitation is a passenger's level of interest.
5. Help others. Grand Canyon Whitewater passengers have the chance to get those hands dirty in a day's labors, and to be there to see the smile on the face of the person who has been assisted. Guests can lend a hand to a fellow passenger, who might not be blessed with such strong knees, onto or off a raft, or along a tricky trail. Campers can share experiences with a young rafter or help a new river friend set up a tent or sleeping cot.