“We are now ready to start on our way down the Great Unknown. Our boats, tied to a common stake, chafe each other as they are tossed by the fretful river… What falls there are, we know not; what rocks beset the channel, we know not; what walls rise over the river, we know not… With some eagerness and some anxiety and some misgiving we enter the canyon below and are carried away by the swift water through walls which rise from its very edge.”
- John Wesley Powell, 1869 Colorado Expedition
Here's to JWP, the OG Trip Leader. After almost two years in the making, we head out tomorrow morning to launch from Lee's Ferry on Sunday, December 18th with ten people, six boats and 280 river miles of what promises to be some of the most epic scenery ever. Happy Holidays to everyone, we'll see you all in 2017!