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White Water Raft the Mighty Colorado

with Keith & Michelle Baumgard in Marble Canyon, AZ, United States

From $4070 Per person

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6 nights in Marble Canyon, AZ, United States
Sun Aug 11 - Sat Aug 17, 2019

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MESSAGE FROM THE AMBASSADOR

Few trips have stuck with me for a lifetime more than this experience. This is truly a special event for those who are willing to get a little dirty and sleep out under the stars.

- Michelle Baumgard

Highlights

Run world-famous rapids and explore the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Hike to Elves Chasm, Deer Creek and explore Havasu Falls. Camp on cots under the stars and enjoy this once in a lifetime experience with friends, new and old.

What's Included

Accommodations

7 days 6 nights at Raft the Grand Canyon

Meals

Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner while rafting

Fitness

Due to the strenuous nature of this adventure we won't be holding any fitness classes in the form of exercise but we will offer stretching after long days of rafting, meditation, and talks along the way.

Activities

Day Hikes

Flights

Flights not included
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Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory and not included
For assistance with travel insurance, contact our partner World Nomads.

Getting There

Round-trip transportation to and from Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) is included on the first and last day of the trip. It takes more than 4 hours to get to the venue from the airport.

Good to Know

Not included: flights to/from Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) and travel insurance. Guests are responsible for purchasing travel medical insurance and cancellation insurance which are also not included.

  • All meals on the river are included starting with lunch the second day and ending with breakfast the last morning. Guests are responsible for all other meals.
  • Beer and Wine are available for purchase in Marble Canyon if you'd like to bring any alcohol on the trip. (NO GLASS)
  • A sleeping bag, sleeping pad, waterproof duffel bag, personal floatation device, small waterproof day bag, tent and a cot will be provided to you.
  • Physical Rating Guests should:
    • Be able to firmly grip ropes or handhold provided while running the rapids
    • Have enough agility to climb on and off the rafts—this could be as much as a 2-3 foot reach sometimes on wet or slippery conditions.
    • Fit into a Class V PFD (max 58” chest) as required by the National Park Service.
    • Have the ability to navigate some uneven terrain on hikes and in camp.
  • You may be charged a gas surcharge fee ($3-$30) and is not included in your trip price.
  • You will be charged an entrance fee to the National Park $30.00
  • You must limit your gear to 25 pounds

WEATHER
August Mean Max Temp: 103०
August Mean Min Temp: 75०
We never know for sure when it will rain, so even if you are taking a mid-summer trip be sure to bring a two piece rain suit!

PACKING LIST
The following list suggests items you should bring for your trip. When packing please keep in mind that:
1. You must limit your gear to 25 pounds (this is required by the flight & helicopter company).
2. Your bag should be a soft side duffle bag that is approximately 12”x13”x24” in order to fit in our 16”x33” dry bag we provide you. Our sleeping bag will also fit into this bigger dry bag with your duffel during the rafting trip.

CLOTHING ITEMS (Water clarity can vary from clear to silty. Light colored clothing can become discolored. Please pack accordingly)

  • Two-piece rain suit (Not just for rainstorms. Water temperatures average 50 degrees year round. Quality rain gear offers protection against cold water when running rapids—especially early in the morning.)
  • 2-3 swimsuits (2-piece swimsuit and quick-drying shorts or sports bra and short recommended for women.)
  • 2-3 quick-drying shirts (long sleeve and/or short sleeve)
  • 2 pair of lightweight pants/shorts, shirts, and underwear for camp
  • 2 pair socks in case of sunburn or foot injury
  • 1 pair quick-drying pants (optional for sun-protection)
  • 1 sarong or other wrap-around (optional for sun protection)
  • Lightweight fleece top
  • Sturdy water sandals or multi-sport shoe that can get wet with good tread and support for hikes (Keen, Tevas, or Chacos are examples). It is wise to consider a back-up pair of sandals or shoes in case of damage.
  • Comfortable footwear for camp (optional—some guest prefer flip flops or other light weight shoes in camp)
  • Hat for sun protection with string or hat clip
  • Gloves for protection while gripping ropes


PERSONAL ITEMS

  • Personal hygiene products (toothbrush, deodorant, razor, mirror)
  • Plenty of sunscreen
  • Sunscreen lip balm
  • Plenty of after-sun moisturizing body/foot lotion and aloe vera
  • Soap and shampoo in small bottles
  • Sport water bottle with strap or carabineer
  • Small towel and wash cloth
  • Tooth brush & toothpaste
  • Small pack of tissues or wet towelettes
  • Ziploc bags for storing wet items or keeping things dry
  • Small headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  • Bandana
  • Sunglasses with safety strap and back-up pair of prescription glasses if needed
  • Camera—waterproof digital camera with extra batteries and memory card recommended
  • Small travel pillow
  • Medication if needed (cool storage is available)
  • All guests 18 or older mush have photo ID available for trip flights
  • Major credit card in case of evacuation or for souvenirs
  • Cash for gratuities


OPTIONAL PERSONAL ITEMS

  • 2 large 3”-4” carabineers (for clipping day-use bags and water bottles to ropes)
  • Small back-pack for hikes
  • Plastic bag for dirty or wet clothing,
  • Mile-by-mile river guide book & other books
  • Hiking sticks
  • Playing cards or other free-time games

Itinerary


Arrive in Las Vegas (LAS) and travel to Marble Canyon, AZ. Meet the group & guide for an orientation meeting.

You are on own for dinner this night and breakfast the next morning. There is a small restaurant located at Marble Canyon.

A van will pick up the group in the morning and transport you to Lee’s Ferry where you will meet your guides and launch on your river trip. You will be given a boat and safety orientation by your guides.

During your adventure through the Grand Canyon you will run exciting rapids such as Hance, Granite, Hermit & Crystal, explore unique side canyons such as Elves Chasm, Deer Creek and Havasu Falls. You will camp on cots under the stars along the beaches of the river.

At Whitmore Wash, you will enjoy a scenic helicopter ride (approx. 10 minutes) up and over the canyon rim and arrive at a ranch where you will have time for a quick shower before getting on your plane which will return you to Las Vegas.

The Instructors

Michelle Baumgard
Fitness Ambassador

Keith and Michelle Baumgard are the dynamic duo behind My1Fit Life, One Fit Widow, and Live the List Nonprofit.

After losing her husband in 2009, Michelle became engrossed in fitness not only as a lifestyle but also as a profession. After losing 80 pounds, she decided that her love of fitness was more than just a pastime and she wanted to spend the rest of her life empowering those with loss to live their life to the fullest with the help of health and fitness. Michelle ended up leaving her corporate position to become a certified personal trainer.

Keith has been involved in fitness his entire life. Keith's degree is in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, and he enjoys studying the muscular system of the body and developing unique and effective programs. Keith started his career as a personal trainer right after college and continues to work with clients still today.

Since launching My 1 Fit Life in 2013, Keith and Michelle's virtual training programs have reached thousands of people, and they currently have close to 3,000 members worldwide. Michelle and Keith contribute for the Huffington Post, Prevention Magazine, and many other fitness outlets. Michelle just released her first book for HarperCollins on October 24, 2017. Healthy Healing offers the reader a chance to use fitness and movement as a grief coping mechanism and encourages a full and fit life after loss.

About Michelle Baumgard
Keith Baumgard
Fitness Ambassador

Keith and Michelle Baumgard are the dynamic duo behind My1Fit Life, One Fit Widow, and Live the List Nonprofit.

After losing her husband in 2009, Michelle became engrossed in fitness not only as a lifestyle but also as a profession. After losing 80 pounds, she decided that her love of fitness was more than just a pastime and she wanted to spend the rest of her life empowering those with loss to live their life to the fullest with the help of health and fitness. Michelle ended up leaving her corporate position to become a certified personal trainer.

Keith has been involved in fitness his entire life. Keith's degree is in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, and he enjoys studying the muscular system of the body and developing unique and effective programs. Keith started his career as a personal trainer right after college and continues to work with clients still today.

Since launching My 1 Fit Life in 2013, Keith and Michelle's virtual training programs have reached thousands of people, and they currently have close to 3,000 members worldwide. Michelle and Keith contribute for the Huffington Post, Prevention Magazine, and many other fitness outlets. Michelle just released her first book for HarperCollins on October 24, 2017. Healthy Healing offers the reader a chance to use fitness and movement as a grief coping mechanism and encourages a full and fit life after loss.

About Keith Baumgard

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Raft the Grand Canyon

Beginning at Lee’s Ferry and ending at Whitmore Wash on a motorized raft, you will run exciting rapids like Houserock, Hance, Sockdolager, Hermit, Granite Falls, Crystal, and Lava Falls, and see beautiful side canyons and swimming holes including Little Colorado, Elves Chasm, Deer Creek and Havasu Creek.

At night you will relax on a cot under a vast canopy of stars as the fresh air and rhythm of the river lull you to sleep.

The trip includes one night's accommodation in Marble Canyon prior to launching on the river.

Food & Beverage

Includes daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Vegetarian Meals

Pricing Per Person

Reserve your spot with a $395 deposit!

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Rafting Package

Each package includes a shared space on the trip with all guests in cots at campsite locations under a vast canopy of stars along the riverbed. The first night's lodging will be at a hotel in Marble Canyon.

$4070

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2 guests

1 BED LEFT

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