Monday, May 23, 2011
Granite Reef Senior Center
1700 N. Granite Reef Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Canyoneering in the Grand Canyon: Backpacks, Wetsuits, Ropes and Rafts
Both Todd Martin and Aaron Locander will be presenting a slideshow on technical canyoneering in the Grand Canyon.
Todd Martin will start with a presentation on what it takes to do first descents in the Grand Canyon. He will cover everything from preparing and planning a rugged backcountry trip, to how the use of packrafting down the Colorado River in a 2 pound boat opens up a new world of exploration possibilities. Todd will also give everybody a preview of his latest book dedicated to Canyoneering in the Grand Canyon which will include 117 canyons and is due out this spring.
Aaron Locander will share his experience of doing a 30 day raft trip from Lee’s Ferry to Pearce Ferry in February of 2011 with the primary purpose of descending some of the canyons that Todd first found. It was no ordinary raft trip with freezing temperatures, ice cold potholes in winter, and 4 am wakeup calls all in the name of adventure. Aaron also paddled his one man Alpacka packraft for over 210 miles through some of the biggest rapids that the Colorado River has to offer and has the video to prove it.
Come for the pictures, come for the video, but, above all, come to hear about how a few people have been pushing the sport of technical canyoneering in one of the world’s most recognized places and see what incredible places they found.
If you have questions about the program or the location, contact Kim McClintic @ (480) 213-2629 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us after the program at Duke's Sports Bar, 7607 E. McDowell Rd.