Water sports is one of those activities that knows no season. Whether the water is in liquid form or frozen form, this sport always has something to offer. The number of activities here is large and we know we cant cover them all. SO...........we need for all of you that engage in a water sport to add to the discussion during the net, and especially, to add to this net preview with your stories and pictures.
For my contribution, I will focus on three types of water activities:
- River Rafting
- Lake Boating
- House Boating
I’ve seen the Grand Canyon from the south and north rims. The one view that I had missed entirely was to see the entire Grand Canyon at river level. It was one of the most amazing trips I have ever experienced. Running the river, and the daily side trips, gave us a view into the Canyon that no book or picture could ever hope to match. There was never a time when the urge to snap a picture wasn’t overwhelming. While the pictures below give a good view of the canyon, it must be actually seen to be fully appreciated.
The trip was an 8 day adventure through the entire Grand Canyon, beginning at Lees Ferry, just below the Glen Canyon Dam (which creates lake Powell), and travels 280 miles, over nearly 200 rapids, to Lake Mead. The Colorado River carries a rating for it's rapids, like most rivers, and we experienced them all.
Little Colorado Meets the Muddy Colorado
The American South West is blessed with some of the most fantastic lakes in the country. Not surprisingly, several of these lakes are courtesy of the mighty Colorado, but regardless of where you go, there is no shortage of boating opportunities.
Without exception, each of the lakes of the Colorado is located in the desert, making them a perfect place for family vacations. Whether its fishing, boating, kayaking, jet skiing, or just floating, it is one of the best places to enjoy water sports. Whatever your preference, there are a number of tips and warnings that the prepared boater needs to heed. More on the net.
Little needs to be said about Lake Powell. It is worth noting however, that it is one of the most exceptional and beautiful lakes in the country. One note of caution - over the course of the last few years, the lake level has been down. Although the rains of last year have helped considerably to raise the lake, it is best to check that out before you make your plans.
Nope, he didn't make it. It was crash and burn time!
One of the many things to avoid