Colorado River & Trail Expeditions Rafting Specials
Special Photography River Trip Hosted by Tom Till, May 3-12, 2014
Colorado River Grand Canyon National Park
We are excited to announce this special 10-day on-river photography workshop with Tom Till. Tom is one of the best known landscape photographers in the world. His photos have been seen in all of the major outdoor magazines and photographic journals. Currently, a collection of his photographs of World Heritage Sites is touring the world as part of a cultural exchange program organized by the United Nations and the US State Department. Because of his busy work schedule and travel demands, it is generally difficult for Tom to find time for such a long and comprehensive workshop. Therefore, this workshop is a rare opportunity. Sharing Tom's enthusiasm and expertise while traveling down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon is the "ultimate" vacation for anyone interested in perfecting their photographic skills. The workshop is open to persons of all of levels and ability. Space is limited to ensure adequate one-on-one time with Tom, so reserve your place today!
If you have any questions or would like more details about the 2014 Grand Canyon Photography Rafting Expedition hosted by Tom Till, please contact our office. Additionally, our current brochure includes descriptive information about Grand Canyon rafting.
Tom has a degree in education from Iowa State University and was a professional teacher for eight years. His many years of exploring the Canyon Country and the world with his camera, and his 32 years as a professional photographer make him uniquely qualified as a workshop instructor and tour leader. Tom is also an experienced river runner. He is approachable, eager to share his knowledge, and patient and encouraging with his fellow photographers. He believes everyone has a unique vision of the world that better photography can reveal. Proficient with 4x5 medium format and 35mm cameras, Tom is up-to-date with the latest technology and film and digital cameras. Visit Tom's website at www.tomtill.com
Tom's traveling exhibit of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, sponsored by the UN and U.S. State Department is in its third year of crisscrossing the world. Tom recently received an award for his work with the Nature Conservancy, the second award he has earned from that organization.
Tom's other interests are movies, baseball, the Beach Boys, cosmology, rock and roll, and the television series, "Lost". An avid musician, Till was inducted into the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.
Desolation Canyon Women's Solstice Retreat, June 19-23, 2013
Sun Salutations, Beach Yoga, Good Hikes, and Exciting Rapids!
A great way to rev up your spirit in honor of the new solar year.
Green River - Desolation Canyon
Calling all women! Mothers and daughters, sisters, best friends, old friends, and new friends! Whether you are an experienced outdoor enthusiast or a first-time camper, you will LOVE this beautiful rafting trip down the Green River through Utah's Desolation Canyon. Begin each day with a yoga session on the beach, saluting the sun as it rises above the canyon walls. On the Summer Solstice, we'll have a special celebration to welcome new joys and challenges into our lives.
The trip begins in Green River, Utah, with a get-acquainted meeting the evening before departure. On the day the river trip begins, you will see the river and canyon from the perspective of an eagle as we fly via air charter from Green River to Sandwash, where the actual river trip begins. This spectacular 30-minute flight is an incredible beginning to the river adventure.
Our crew of friendly, capable girl guides will meet you at the Sandwash airstrip and accompany you down the trail to the river (approximately one mile of fairly easy hiking). This is a chance to stretch your legs and get a little exercise before starting the river trip. If you are unable to walk down to the river, you can catch a ride in the truck that will be hauling all of your gear down to the rafts.
Prior to boarding the rafts and starting down river, the trip leader will give a safety talk and each participant will be fitted with a life jacket. If you want to try paddling a 1-person or 2-person inflatable kayak ("duckie"), this is a good time to practice. There will be calm water for most of the first day, allowing you an opportunity to get used to paddling, falling out, and climbing back in. It's good preparation for the upcoming rapids, which start out small on the 2nd day of the trip and gradually get bigger each succeeding day. If you don't want to paddle a duckie, you can ride on one of the comfortable 18-foot oar rigs that are rowed by the guides.
In honor of the Solstice, each day on the river will begin with sun salutations and yoga. Our yoga teacher will make these morning sessions fun for everyone, from beginners to more experienced women who might enjoy a more challenging session. On the evening of the Solstice, we'll have a special "dress up" celebration, so you will want to bring a sarong, muumuu, or casual skirt/dress with you on the trip.
Throughout the river trip we'll be camping on beautiful white sand beaches next to the river, hiking to ancient ruins and rock art sights, exploring old ranches and outlaw hideouts, and following cascading streams into the backcountry.
Delicious healthy meals will be prepared and served by the guides throughout the trip. We also provide an assortment of non-alcoholic beverages, including coffee, cocoa and tea in camp, lemonade and ice water on the rafts, and various juices and sodas. If you like a beer with lunch or an evening cocktail, you may bring your own modest supply of beer, wine or spirits.
Meet in Green River, Utah, the afternoon prior to departure.
For more information, please call our office at 1-800-253-7328, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.