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There is a certain group of visitors who seek a more intense journey into the core of the Grand Canyon, to be part of the dance of water on the Colorado River as it drops almost 2,000 feet on the way to Lake Mead. Running the river's length is surely one of the prime outdoor experiences available anywhere in the world. We hope that the information in these podcasts helps to answer some of the questions you may have about running the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park. Look for our Podcasts in the iTunes Music Store

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There is a certain group of visitors who seek a more intense journey into the core of the Grand Canyon, to be part of the dance of water on the Colorado River as it drops almost 2,000 feet on the way to Lake Mead. Running the river's length is surely one of the prime outdoor experiences available anywhere in the world. We hope that the information in these podcasts helps to answer some of the questions you may have about running the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park. Look for our Podcasts in the iTunes Music Store

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    1) Introduction to Colorado River Trips Through Grand Canyon National Park

    1) Introduction to Colorado River Trips Through Grand Canyon National Park

    There’s a certain group of boaters that seek a more intense journey into the core of the Canyon; to be part of the dance of water on the Colorado River as it drops almost 2000 feet on its way to Lake Mead. Running its length through Grand Canyon National Park is surely one of the prime outdoor experiences available anywhere in the world.A 6 minute introduction to this podcast series that tells what one needs to know about non-commercial Colorado River trips through Grand Canyon National Park. Updated 2011.

    • 5 min
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    2) Water Temperature and Flow Variations

    2) Water Temperature and Flow Variations

    The extremely cold Colorado River water is one of the prime reasons for Grand Canyon’s life jacket regulation. Simply, if you are on your boat and it is not tied to the shore you will wear a properly fitted life jacket 100% of the time.

    At 47 degrees even in flat water you have about 5 to 10 minutes of muscle activity to rescue yourself. In ten minutes your muscles stop working and your chances of rescue are very poor. Updated 2011.

    • 3 min
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    3) Low Impact Camping

    3) Low Impact Camping

    Because there are now so many of us, this video gives some low impact camping tips for Colorado River Trips within Grand Canyon National Park. (updated 2011)

    • 4 min
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    4) Personal Hygiene, Kitchen, Food/ Hydration

    4) Personal Hygiene, Kitchen, Food/ Hydration

    Personal Hygiene and River Illness
    How does one keep from getting sick when boating on the river for days at a time? Here are some simple tips that can help keep you healthy.

    Setting Up the Kitchen
    Learn some time-tested techniques for setting up a River Kitchen - the center of every successful trip.

    Food and Hydration
    Food is your body's primary source of fuel and salts (electrolytes) while experiencing the heat within the Grand Canyon. Eat a salty snack every time you take a drink. Updated 2011.

    • 5 min
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    5) Accidents - What To Do ?

    5) Accidents - What To Do ?

    Learn the single greatest cause of accidents in the Grand Canyon Backcounty. What do you do if it is an emergency and you need help? Updated 2011.

    • 3 min
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    6) Grand Canyon Wildlife

    6) Grand Canyon Wildlife

    What do you do when you encounter rattlesnakes and scorpions on a river or backpack trip through Grand Canyon National Park? Also, how to deal with pesky critters in the backcountry and in camp. Updated 2011.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

3.3 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

soupcan28 ,

Wonderful!

This has great image. I was doing a project on the Gand Canyon and this really helped me learn about the wildlife. It has some great facts! I would suggest this for people learing about, or traveling to the Gand Canyon. I have never benn there, but this helps me feel like it.

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Just loads... then loads again

I need to watch this to get onto the river and the doggone thing won't even load to play. This is frustrating. I'm using iTunes and it simply doesn't work.

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