Julie Clinton took her first white water raft trip through Grand Canyon nearly a decade ago and hasn't been able to tear herself away from the Canyon and its river since then. Here's her Grand Canyon Whitewater story, in her own words:
"As a young kid growing up in Arizona, I wanted to get out, go where there were mountains, where it was green and where it wasn't 120 degrees. Then, as life always does, it taught me a lesson. In 2003, I took my first trip down the Colorado River and fell in love with the brown and red desert for life. Naturally, after finishing school with a pre-law degree, I went into river guiding and have been going at it strong since 2007. Nothing brought a greater sense of adventure, laughter and the unique gift of meeting and learning from wonderful, fascinating people than being down on the river and watching the experience change people's lives, as it is continuously doing to mine. It's truly an education that can't be taught in any classroom.
With a little bit of time in between rafting seasons, I often find myself in another country exploring the culture and terrain it has to offer. Whether it is on a surfboard, a kayak, a boat in the Grand Canyon or on some other mystical river, my passion lies with the ace of elements: water."