As most of my clients know I’m a very passionate whitewater kayaker. Along with weddings and portraits I photograph lots of kayaking, SUP and adventure photography. I just had the opportunity to to paddle the entire length of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon living entirely out of what I could pack in my 10′ Kayak. This was a 180 mile trip spanning 12 days. This type of trip is called kayak self-support meaning there were no rafts of other outside support with our gear and food and we paddled some very big whitewater in very heavy boats. I’d been dreaming about a trip like this for many years. The permit from the National Park is very hard to get as there is much competition for the few that are offered. Doing this trip in winter makes getting a permit easier but more winter clothing and gear is needed to fit into a kayak. On top of what a normal paddler would bring I had a bag of cameras and lighting gear with a full size tripod and Goal Zero solar charger’s to keep my batteries charged.
I could write for days on this but I really wanted to share some of the images I made while in the Canyon. It is truly a huge, wild place with so many great things to explore. Thanks so much to Jackson Kayak, Watershed Dry Bags, Kokatat, Goal Zero, Canon Cameras, GoPro, Backpackers Pantry and all the other people that helped make this trip a success for our small team of six. Please leave any comments bellow.