Taking the kids: And 12 must-haves for gearing up for a fall outdoor adventure
Worn Wear from Patagonia. (Patatonia)

Taking the kids: And 12 must-haves for gearing up for a fall outdoor adventure

This fall, with remote work and school, many families are taking the opportunity for a fall getaway focused on the outdoors where we feel safest. The right gear will help keep you comfortable — and confident — on your adventures.

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Weather can’t spoil a trip to remember down the Grand Canyon
Our group of 32 intrepid river rafters on the last morning of our 7-day expedition (photo by Ben Bressler)

Weather can’t spoil a trip to remember down the Grand Canyon

Finally! Five hours after we were scheduled to leave, the helicopters started to fly again, taking two or three passengers at a time rather than four because of the conditions

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Better and best: Thoughts on our last day rafting the Grand Canyon
Our Western River Expeditions guides - Andy Dicus, Alexis Smith, Stephanie Devisser, Ben Bressler

Better and best: Thoughts on our last day rafting the Grand Canyon

Everyone is glad to have been unplugged from the news for a week, didn’t mind the mitigations that are the result of the Pandemic and are genuinely glad to be here

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Three waterfalls in one day in the Grand Canyon!
Taking the plunge at Elves Chasm

Three waterfalls in one day in the Grand Canyon!

The first waterfall on the agenda is Elves Chasm, requiring a difficult, steep hike and scrambling over rocks and boulders. “But definitely worth it when we got there"

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Big rapids, beautiful waterfalls: Day 4 of our raft trip down the Grand Canyon
Scrambling over rocks and cliffs to get to Clear Creek Falls

Big rapids, beautiful waterfalls: Day 4 of our raft trip down the Grand Canyon

We navigate more than two dozen rapids including “the big three,” starting the day with Hance Rapid, which drops 30 feet over its length; Hermit with its 10 consecutive “haystick” waves, and Crystal rated a 10

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Day 3 in the Grand Canyon: tragic crash site, fun on the Little Colorado River
A conga line in the Little Colorado

Day 3 in the Grand Canyon: tragic crash site, fun on the Little Colorado River

The hot hike is soon forgotten. We all consider how privileged we are to be playing in a place few Grand Canyon visitors ever see - the Little Colorado River

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Day 2 in the Grand Canyon: exploring the “ancients,” a dubious crowd estimate and birthday cake!
Breakfast on the Colorado River

Day 2 in the Grand Canyon: exploring the “ancients,” a dubious crowd estimate and birthday cake!

I sit up in my sleeping bag and look around. We are steps from the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The light on the multi-hued rock—pink, orange, brown is spectacular as the sun comes up

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Rafting the Grand Canyon with Western River Expeditions
Navigating House Rock rapids

Rafting the Grand Canyon with Western River Expeditions

We are diverse group of 32 (not including four guides) on this seven-day rafting adventure in the Grand Canyon, from across the country and generations.

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TAKING THE KIDS – SO MANY CHOICES FOR FALL GETAWAYS
RVing in Colorado

TAKING THE KIDS – SO MANY CHOICES FOR FALL GETAWAYS

This fall, with many schools, starting with remote learning and parents working from home, there is an unprecedented opportunity for a family road trip

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