"This was the experience of a lifetime. Everyday life had been rough over the past few years. This trip was exhilarating and for a solid week I was able to escape. No phones, no TV, no internet, no worries.
The crew and other passengers were great fun. Each day was full of laughs and new adventure. I would highly recommend this to anyone who likes camping or doesn't have a problem with sleeping in a tent and bathing in the river. At first I hesitated for these reasons, but so glad I decided that these things were not important.
I got so much out of this experience. It will remain with me for the rest of my life. New friends, good times and great memories."
Luanne Mariano, from New Jersey
GCW passenger on an 8-day lower Canyon oar trip in September 2012
Photo: Luanne and all her new River Rat friends