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    with my reply. For one thing, I am very humbled by your enthusiasm and very envious of your upcoming river rat excursion. I write these diaries for the Daily Kos community because I know those, like you, who read them are getting some benefit, not only entertainment, I hope that, but also bona fide (NPS standard and Grand Canyon Field Institute quality) information. Always. I write these diaries for special people, like you, because I know there is an appreciative audience out there. From a larger tome, a 900-page anthology I wrote on the Grand Canyon's many facets, I have a two-part Colorado River segment, especially all the stuff about rapids and hydraulics and physics and, well, it's all centered on rafting the Grand. If you would like me to send it to you (and you can feel free to distribute to your friends), contact me at my email profile address and send me your email address. I will be happy to fill your experienced head with stuff you probably already know, but there is always time for a refresher course. In time, I will rewrite a small version for the DK community readers. Anyway, I had only one rafting trip rowing a cataract (AIRE) through the canyon; the single pontoon on either side of the rowing compartment, and let me tell you that was a blast and a half. Could stand her nearly straight up in some of those rapids, at least to point my passenger sitting behind me, and hanging on for dear life, disappeared thru some of that roiled whitewater, only to appear again when the pony settled down. (Hance was always my worst nightmare, by the way, and not Lava Falls.) Thanks for posting your comment, Windowpane. Catch you on my profile's email, if you want that other information. Be glad to share it, too.

    Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

    by richholtzin on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 09:32:46 AM PDT

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