|Garrett chillin in the backyard|
|Dennis taking himself too seriously as usual|
|Arlyn grinnin' ear to ear|
Sometimes the best decisions are spontaneous. Visualize your goal and find a way to make it happen. The plan to paddle the Grand Canyon of the Colorado was hatched by myself and Dennis Gilfillan; sitting around the campfire at the Tallulah in November, less than a month ago. Talk of ‘what if’ and ‘one day’ morphed into something more attainable when someone informed us of the call-in system that the NPS uses to award unclaimed launch dates. I called Arlyn the next day- he was in. On Monday afternoon, we secured a launch date of December 19th. We had little more than three weeks to shuffle our feet, jump through some hoops, and make all the necessary preparations before putting on the river at Lee’s Ferry, 2000 miles away in the Arizona desert.
I am excited to hear these guys story because all too often these days when heading into missions like this one person in the group has experience with how it will all go down. Some of my most cherished memories are when I have ventured into the adventure with open new eyes. I am sure they will come back with good stories. - Shane
|All important Groover production!|
|Groover Wall in Place. It fits!|
|The Groover Wall|
|Arlyn's craft for the mission|
Here is a video about the "Groover".
words by: Garrett Thompson
pictures: arlyn agababian