Entries by Marcie

Grand Canyon – Day 3

Day 3 – February 5 Upper North Canyon (20.7) to Nautiloid (35.0) River miles: 14.3 Today was an awesome day! We ran 10 rapids. The stretch is called the Roaring Twenties. We slept well. I woke once cold but Daddy got me an extra fleece and my soft shell pants and I went right back […]

Grand Canyon – Day 4

Day 4 – February 6 Nautiloid (35.0) to Nankoweap (53.4) River miles: 18.4! We got your message on the satellite phone! So glad you three are well. We also got a message from Caroline’s mom that the Eagles won the Superbowl – sorry G-Pops. When we got to camp this afternoon we were on Groover […]

Grand Canyon – Day 5

Day 5 – February 7 Nankoweap (53.4) to Lava Canyon (65.9) River miles:12.5 This morning we woke and ate breakfast (oatmeal) and hiked up to the Nankoweap granaries. The granaries are rooms built into the Redwall where the native Americans stored their grain. Did they live up there too?! (editors note: no, they did not) […]

Grand Canyon – Day 6

Day 6 – February 8 Lava Canyon (65.9) to Nevills (76.1) River Miles: 10.2 It was a short day on the river. We hit this camp around 1:00 PM. We thought about going further but three big rapids are downriver with no chance to camp in between. So we had a bit of a relaxing […]

Grand Canyon – Day 7

Day 7 – February 9 Nevills camp (76.1) to Across from Pipe Creek camp (89.3) River Miles: 13.2 miles What a day! We were up before the sun with a call for breakfast from Caroline. Everyone was still tired but we had 3 rapids in front of us that were class 7&8 and we still […]

Grand Canyon – Day 8

Day 8 – February 10 Across from Pipe Creek (89.3) to Emerald (104.4) River Miles:15.1 Grandpa woke us at 6 AM. Daddy got up immediately to get ready to ferry Grandpa across the river. Today was Grandpa’s hike up and out of the canyon. I took a slower wake up and when I got out […]

Grand Canyon – Day 9

Day 9 – February 11 Emerald Camp (104.4) to Bass Camp (109.0) River Miles: 4.6 Today was a light day on the river. We woke at 7, as the tent began to lighten with daylight. The wind had stopped blowing. Sunshine and blue sky greeted us when we unzipped the tent. It was a chilly […]

Grand Canyon – Day 10

Day 10 – February 12 Bass Camp (109.0) River Miles: 0 Layover day = day of rest. We woke around 7. Breakfast was slow in prep. We had pancakes, sausage and blueberries. Dark clouds loomed in the sky so I found the rain tarp and coaxed Daddy to rig it up. He used two oars […]

Grand Canyon – Day 11

Day 11 – February 13 Bass Camp (109.0) to Lower Blacktail Camp (120.7) River Miles: 11.7 We woke to rain. Clouds covered the high reaches of the canyon. The morning was a dreary affair. Breakfast was eggs to order (fried – medium) over potatoes, onions, and peppers. I enjoyed a hot breakfast on a wet, […]

Grand Canyon – Day 12

Day 12 – February 14 Lower Blacktail (120.7) to Owl Eyes (135.2) River Miles: 14.5 Happy Valentine’s Day! We loved hearing your voices this morning. I woke at 5:50 to NO rain. But the inside of the rain fly was wet with heavy condensation this morning. Grandpa’s tent has not been holding up to the […]