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A Grand Adventure: Running the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.
Tuesday 11 February 2020, 07:00pm - 09:00pm
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A Grand Adventure: Running the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.

This is part of the winter seminar series and runs from 7:00 - 9:00 in the Outaouais Room

Paddlers turned rafters Max Finkelstein and Constance Downes take on the mighty Colorado, and guess what? The Colorado won. Our hearts, that is.

This is one for the bucket list.  It took 26 years to get the permit for a private trip, and the wait was worth it. We would do it again in an instant.  

On the first day of this trip, Connie and I asked ourselves lots of questions of self-doubt, as the gear was sorted, the rafts inflated and assembled, and all the gear, including the beer, stowed away.   Have we bit off more than we can chew? Ahead wait more than 100 rapids, some up to Class 10 (Colorado ranking system,) scorching sunny days, windstorms, landslides, rattlesnakes and scorpions, any maybe a few hangovers. Were we up for this?

Location RA Centre
2451 Riverside Drive
Ottawa
ON