October 1, 2014 – This was our last morning in the Canyon. We woke with mixed feelings. We were all eager for the things of ‘civilization’ – a shower, a bed, a toilet! But, we knew that it was going to be hard to say goodbye.
A quick breakfast….then we were dressed, packed, and ready to go.
One last look back into the canyon……..we took a moment to note the significance. Our journey was almost over.
Sarah and Jason pose for a farewell picture beside the motor boat which would be taking us the remaining 40 miles on Lake Meade to Pearce Ferry, our pick up point.
We loaded up - jackets on to combat the chill of the wind, as the boat would be moving fast!
It was fun! But, as the river whizzed by, I was glad that we had been traveling for most of our trip at the nice, slow pace of the rafts.
At Pearce Ferry, we were met by the guides who had left the evening before to ferry the rafts to the take out point. Our gear was unloaded and we found our bags and repacked our personal gear into our truck, which had been shuttled down from our start at Lees Ferry. It was hard to believe that this trip, that was a year in the planning was over……After 15 days on the river, all we could think about was how we would do it again in a heartbeat!