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Experienced Guides Make A Grand Canyon River Rafting Trip Unforgettable

By Stephen Daniels

Adventure is made up in equal parts of the amazing and the unexpected, as well as preparation and experience. It is a thing to be owned and tamed. It is also exactly what many are looking for when embarking on Grand Canyon river rafting expeditions. The Grand Canyon is a terrain like no other that offers spectacular views and exhilarating rapids, many of which have been navigated by many of the most experienced guides and thrill-seekers for many years.

Facing the unique challenges of white water rafting on the Colorado River has been the legacy of many, and the dream of many more. There is something about conquering an untamed land and the powerful forces of the river that so many find incomparably exhilarating. It is a trip, however, best experienced with a knowledgeable guide at the helm.

If you are fortunate enough to do any Grand Canyon river rafting, a well-trained guide can assure that the trip is all that you hope it will be. All certified guides must meet certain qualifications which enhance the experience of the adventure-seekers. Guides are trained as Wilderness First Responders and have made many river trips before being certified. Some companies have their own additional training programs that must be completed before becoming a guide.

Towering walls, thundering rapids, crystal clear pools and breathtaking waterfalls – the Grand Canyon is a unique outdoor environment that would be impossible to absorb in one trip. This makes river guides an indispensable tool in seeing the best, and sometimes least-known, spots along the way. The canyon is filled with many easily missed places of interest such as hidden side canyons and historic ruins that an infrequent visitor may not happen upon without the help of a well-traveled guide. Most guides are not just familiar with the sites; they are also well-versed in the history, providing an unparalleled experience that is not only thrilling but humbly connects the rafter to the many people and cultures that have ventured the river.

Guides add an important level of safety to Grand Canyon river rafting expeditions. Part of the thrill of rafting is venturing into the unknown, which includes some level of danger. In rugged terrain, it is important to be as knowledgeable and prepared as possible and have well-trained people available to respond in any emergency. Even frequent rafters can benefit from the help and expertise of a guide who is familiar with the hazards of the area and trained in first aid, CPR and swift water rescue.

It is impossible not to appreciate the majesty and power of the Colorado River. There is no better way to experience it first-hand than with the guidance and assistance of one of the many Grand Canyon river rafting expeditions that are available for hire throughout the spring, summer and early fall months.

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Stephen Daniels is an acclaimed SEO 2.0 researcher. For a thrilling oar-powered or motorized Colorado River rafting trip, he recommends you call Hatch River Expeditions. Their guides will pamper, educate and entertain you with tales both true and tall as you experience the nature and history around you.

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Daniels, Stephen "Experienced Guides Make A Grand Canyon River Rafting Trip Unforgettable." Experienced Guides Make A Grand Canyon River Rafting Trip Unforgettable. 11 Jul. 2010. 19 Jul 2014 <>.

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