Hello and welcome to the first ever Arizona
Raft Adventures and Grand Canyon Discovery e-
newsletter. The V Wave, named after a
legendary wave in Lava Falls rapid, is packed with
great information such as trip specials, Grand
company news, guide updates, river stories,
readings, specialty trips, photos, river recipes and
more. This issue features news about April trips, our
sister company Grand Canyon Discovery, a guide
update, the San Juan River, and a recommended reading.
|New Trip Options in April!
There have been many changes around AzRA
over the past year due to the new Colorado
River Management plan by the National Park
Service. One of the most exciting changes to take
place is that we now begin the season in
April instead of May.
April can be wonderful in the
Grand Canyon. In fact, according to many of our
guides, April is one of their
favorite times of the year to be in the Canyon.
Although these trips can experience variable weather,
it is a small trade off for all the
bonuses that come with April trips.
One bonus would certainly be that there is less
overall impact in the Canyon after the quiet
winter. Arriving to a camp that does not have
footprints in the sand adds a sense of wilderness and
exploration to your adventure. One of the
most enticing aspects about April trips are the hiking
opportunities. Our trips now extend up to 16
days which allows for ample time to explore the many
side canyons. The mild daytime temperature (low
80's) provides the opportunity to enjoy hikes that
are too hot during the mid-summer
months. Other great reasons include: fewer people,
clear water, good fishing, favorable light for
and campfires are allowed until April 30. If
you are interested in an April trip, we are offering
a 15% discount for all 2007
Call our office (800-786-7238) to check availability.