A Confluence of Art and Science
July 19-27, 2015
Vermillion cliffs, white water, turquoise pools, and emerald springs await. Witness the Grand Canyon’s majesty from a perspective few experience-looking up at the canyon’s cliffs from a raft on the Colorado River. An unforgettable blend of serene landscapes and thrilling whitewater creates a world-class experience. Join UNLV geologist Peg Rees and artist/naturalist Sharon Schafer in a week-long exploration of the Grand Canyon by motorized raft. Taking eight days to cover nearly 200 miles of the river through nearly 2 billion years of the earth’s history allows plenty of time for photographing and learning about the natural and cultural history and geologic evolution of the region.
Each day you will have the opportunity to take short hikes to explore amazing places such as the Little Colorado River, Deer Creek Falls, Elves Chasm, and Red Wall Cavern. Nights are spent camping along the river, enjoying delicious meals, watching the stars, and falling asleep to sounds of rushing water.
A bus will carry the group from Las Vegas to a hotel near Marble Canyon where we spend the night before transferring to Lee’s Ferry to launch the rafts. At the end of the rafting journey, travel by helicopter from Whitmore Wash to the canyon’s rim where we meet our plane for the short flight back to Las Vegas.
The Grand Canyon Raft Trip is facilitated through a National Park Service authorized concessioner.
Sun-Mon | July 19-27, 2015 | $3,295 (double occupancy tent)
Course code | 152EX1248
To receive details, call 702-895-5224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Margaret N. (Peg) Rees, Ph.D.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Sharon K. Schafer
Skydance Studio, Boulder City, NV
Prices & Policies:
Total Fee: $3,295
Fee includes: roundtrip transportation, one-night hotel lodging, all meals and beverages while on the river (except for sodas and alcohol), two-person tents, all camping gear, and dry bags.
Camping gear includes: three person tent for two people, camp chair, sleeping cot (rated for 250lbs), sleeping bag, sheet, standard size pillow, and ground cloth.
Not included: meals on the bus and at the Marble Canyon hotel, preferred beverages on the river trip, gratuities to the river company’s guides, and trip cancellation insurance.
Trip cancellation insurance is recommended.