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This chapter includes info on running order, trip participant familiarity, hand signals, trip to trip logistics, daily travel distance, daily end of day briefings about next day activities, lifejacket-throw bag-throw rope safety, bow-line safety, what if your boat gets away, moonlight floats, scouting, Ferry angle discussion (?), face your danger, flipping a raft, righting a flipped raft, righting a flipped raft participant and getting them back into the trip, eddy avoidance
 
This chapter includes info on running order, trip participant familiarity, hand signals, trip to trip logistics, daily travel distance, daily end of day briefings about next day activities, lifejacket-throw bag-throw rope safety, bow-line safety, what if your boat gets away, moonlight floats, scouting, Ferry angle discussion (?), face your danger, flipping a raft, righting a flipped raft, righting a flipped raft participant and getting them back into the trip, eddy avoidance
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[[Group Dynamics | '''Group Dynamics''' ]]
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This chapter includes info on helping newbies, keeping a group functioning, and how to handle conflicts.
  
 
[[At Camp | '''At Camp''' ]]
 
[[At Camp | '''At Camp''' ]]

Revision as of 15:36, 26 February 2007

'THE TRIP'

The Put-In

This chapter includes info on Lee’s Ferry layout, where the boat ramp is, coordinating with the ramp ranger, ramp etiquette, ramp electricity, where the boaters camp is, restaurants, the payphone phone location, ranger contact info, Ravens, mice and ringtails, micro-trash, trash dumpsters, photo ID, cash, boat rigging tips (rig to flip)

On The Water

This chapter includes info on running order, trip participant familiarity, hand signals, trip to trip logistics, daily travel distance, daily end of day briefings about next day activities, lifejacket-throw bag-throw rope safety, bow-line safety, what if your boat gets away, moonlight floats, scouting, Ferry angle discussion (?), face your danger, flipping a raft, righting a flipped raft, righting a flipped raft participant and getting them back into the trip, eddy avoidance

Group Dynamics

This chapter includes info on helping newbies, keeping a group functioning, and how to handle conflicts.

At Camp

This chapter includes info on arrival time in camp, departure time from camp, kitchen location set up, groover location set up, sanitation including hand washing, fire pans/wood collection/ash management, saunas, personal campsite set-up i.e., wind blowing gear away, waiting to set up personal camp until all boat unloading and kitchen set up is done, bathing, nudity, noise (boomboxes), ladies (and gents?) hygiene

Getting away from the River

This chapter includes info on micro-trash, resource protection, archeological-site sensitivity, rock trundling, hiking (let others know where you are going), "Don’t bust the (crypto) crust" info.

Exchanges

This chapter includes info on hikes in/out heat, time of day, rim logistics, campsites above Phantom, Pipe Creek drop off

Emergencies

This chapter includes info on sat-phone use, helivacs, site selection, water down area, do not approach until directed to by helicopter operators

Where to Find Water

This chapter includes a list (all mileages from Martin/Whitis Grand Canyon River Guide, 2nd edition) of sources that reach the river and typically don't dry up in the summer.

The Take Out

This chapter includes info on Diamond Creek open/closed times, ramp etiquette, Pierce and South Cove take-outs, with info on trailer loading, Hoover Dam issues, landfill info