In June 2011, after a patient 17 year wait on the National Park Service’s permit “waiting list,” I was awarded a permit to lead my own Grand Canyon rafting trip. I kayaked the run in 1993 but was injured halfway. I dislocated my shoulder at Mile 104, Ruby Rapid, and finished the trip on a friend’s raft. In 1994 I submitted my initial permit application to the National Park Service.
I’ve shared photos and stories from my 2011 trip in various articles which appeared in newspapers and in American Whitewater Magazine. Check out the link below to a 13 minute video which was produced by one of my fellow boatmen, JoHn R. Gibson, a skilled rafter and talented videographer.