Monday, February 10, 2014

Yet Another Change in Plans

When I left Helen & Tony at the end of January, I expected to be spending 10 weeks or so building a kayak with Kathy before BJ and I headed to Idaho for a couple months of volunteer work. Most of that plan is intact, but the 10 weeks just shrunk to 6 weeks for Kathy's project.

Due to some unfortunate circumstances, a couple spots opened up on Helen's Grand Canyon trip and I jumped at the chance to accompany Helen, Tony, and 13 others on a 25 day trip from Lees Ferry below Glen Canyon dam to Pearce Ferry on Lake Mead. It's 275 miles of world famous beauty and a phenomenal opportunity to watch the dory first hand. I may even get to do some rowing if I can figure out the difference between oars and paddles.

The next three weeks will be crazy busy as I try to make as much progress as possible on Kathy's kayak and start building my gear list for the trip.

This is what Helen's dory looked like a couple days ago - stolen from her Facebook feed. If all went well, they expected to be putting the Beryl Green trim on her today.

Edit: And this is what it looks like at the end of the day on Monday, February 10th with the masking tape yet to be removed.


  1. Awww man. 25 days on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon!! You are one blessed guy. Looking forward to your reports of the journey.

    1. I agree wholeheartedly with the "blessed guy" comment! There will be a blog with text updates most days, but don't know the blog name yet. Pictures will have to wait until after the trip.

  2. What a great sounding trip.......everyone will be envious....just keep us in the loop if you can.