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Travel-and-Leisure While some people envision going away to a secluded tropical isle somewhere to escape from reality, and others can get lost in a good book or even a movie theater – there are still others who are seeking real thrills amidst the calm of their escape. What can "fit the bill" better than a Grand Canyon River Rafting adventure? Picture yourself out in the Grand Canyon. The scenery alone is enough to keep you awed and inspired for a lifetime. Unless or until you have experienced the sheer size and magnificence of this seventh natural wonder of the world, you cannot even imagine what you’ve been missing. As you step up to the rim and look over the edge, all you’ll be able to say is "wow!" It is so amazing that it doesn’t even look real. There are many ways to experience the Grand Canyon. Every year there are millions of people who do little more that look out over the rim from multiple locations. Some will even gaze onto the bottom from the amazing skywalk that juts out more than 70 feet over the west rim and dangles 4,000 feet above the river. Those brave enough to walk out will be walking on glass floors so there is nothing to obscure the view, a thrilling but scary walk for many. Still others will want to actually get down into the canyon. There are mule rides from the rim to the bottom of the canyon – expensive and not very comfortable, but at least less work for the riders than the mules on a hot summer day. These trips will get a tourist into the canyon, and back to the rim though, so it is one possible way to travel and take in the scenery. Hikers into and out of the canyon must be very physically fit to even attempt such a journey, especially during the hot summer months when temperatures at the bottom of the canyon frequently top 100 degrees. While most people cannot even imagine such a trek, it is done all the time, and there are even a few rough trails to prevent visitors from getting lost on the way down or back up. It’s important to keep in mind that these hikers must descend between 4,500 and 6,000 feet to reach the river, depending on which trail is selected. Most hikers can get down to the river in 3-5 hours, but hiking back out takes considerably longer for most. In addition, hikers must carry all their own supplies, which of course should include at least a gallon of water per person per day. It is highly advised that no one attempt hiking out the same day as their descent as this is far more strenuous than most people expect. Other tourists might opt for a helicopter or airplane tour. The companies offering this method of travel offer a world class view of the best there is to see, but it is a short and noisy way to see this destination, and the trip lasts on average only 30 minutes. Sure, the aircraft swoops down toward the river, but passengers can only watch as the Grand Canyon river rafters have the adventure of a lifetime. The ultimate total escape from reality is to get into the canyon and stay there a while on a Grand Canyon white water rafting excursion. On these trips visitors are part of a small group of like-minded adventurers. They are led by very experienced guides who will take care of almost all their needs for the duration of the trip. These folks will be well fed, entertained, and guided on thrilling river and land based day hikes to see scenery and vistas that relatively few people on earth will ever enjoy. The river portion of the days will vary from easy floating down the river to wild thrills and hopefully no spills on world class rapids. But no one spends 8 hours a day on the river. Day hikes to old Indian ruins, waterfalls, streams and swimming holes in side canyons add to the experience and open up more of the canyon to rafters. Many visitors even say that it is the side hikes that take the trip from fun and thrilling to absolutely spectacular. In the evenings, a great group atmosphere invites camaraderie . Many lifelong friendships are forged on these vacations. Guides prepare gourmet meals, and after dinner share history, folklore and stories about the canyon, it’s geology, flora and fauna. Most campers enjoy sleeping out under the stars – where the skies are clear, and stars provide all the lighting there is. With no city lights to dull the star glow, visitors experience night skies like people did thousands of years ago. And of course, there’s nothing like the quiet in this very remote region to promote deep restful sleep at the end of each exhilarating day. So, when you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of work, traffic, city noises and pollution, think about the ultimate escape to one of nature’s greatest creations – the Grand Canyon best experienced on a commercially guided river rafting expedition. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: