May 11-18, 2020  8 days, 2 boats, 28 passengers, Discounted cost: $3197

This is our annual geology-oriented public raft trip through Grand Canyon from Lees Ferry to Whitmore Wash. We will examine and discuss side canyons, geologic features, and fossils not normally viewed by commercial River trips.  We travel with Hatch River Expeditions on large, motorized, inflatable rafts for maximum safety. Participants will rendezvous at the large Hatch facility at Cliff Dwellers in Marble Canyon no later than the evening prior to departure and will return there via aircraft on the 8th day.  The price includes lodging at Cliff Dwellers Lodge the night of May 10 (double occupancy or more, single $45 limited availability), all camping gear (tent, chair, cot, sleeping bag, pillow, and twin flat sheet), all meals while on the River, helicopter exit to Bar 10 Ranch, and plane flight back to Marble Canyon or Las Vegas. The trip includes an extra day on the River relative to most motorized trips, a pre-trip orientation, and a waterproof guide book. An additional expense is a recommended minimum tip of $230 for the boatmen contributed at the end of the trip.  Age 18 and older, no exceptions, no alcohol before camp in the evening.


RESERVATIONS: Make reservations online directly with Hatch River Expeditions (http://www.hatchriverexpeditions.com/direct-booking). Under Chartered Rafting Expeditions choose 2020 ASU geology Charter with Paul Knauth. Use promo code ASU at the end of online registration to get our special discount of $277.  Hatch requires a $500 non-refundable deposit. Final payment is due by January 13, 2020.  Reservations are secured in the order they are received. Cancellation policies, insurance options, and other questions regarding payment are available at the Hatch website.  Please note that ours is a charter geology-oriented trip and has somewhat different logistics than the normal commercial trips described on the Hatch website. See the Detailed Information link below.


A short video clip taken from past trips is at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEKXS8QRoFE  or search YouTube for the clip: Acquiring River Wisdom



Comprehensive descriptions of the trip and step by step help on registering online are given at: Detailed Information

For questions, please call Paul Knauth, 480-654-4159 or send e-mail to Knauth@asu.edu.