Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Cliff diving into the Colorado River

After we repulsed the pirates on the Colorado River on the sixth day of our eight-day raft trip through the Grand Canyon, we celebrated by jumping into the river--from a cliff.

Lindsay showed us how to do it. (Left: This is how you leap off a cliff into the Colorado River. "Aaaaa Hoooo!" Slim Pickens.)

One of the school administrators went next. She liked it so much she did it again. And I think she did it again. And again. Woot. (Right: Thumbing her nose at danger.)

Here's the other school administrator taking the plunge. Tell me, could you ever imagine your school principal engaging in this kind of behavior? (Left: "Hey, what about Major Kong?" James Earl Jones.)





It was a long way down, but no one chickened out. (Right: It was at least 20 feet down into the river. Woo hoo!)

11 comments:

Danielle in Iowa said...

SO my most vivid memory of hiking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon was how freaking cold the river is, even in June. I think jumping off a cliff into the water might induce shock :-)

Makita said...

What fun! I love rafting! I've only rafted the Rogue (multiple times) and the Deschutes (once) - both here in Oregon. When the kids are older - or perhaps just the hubby and me - it would be so fun to do a multi-day trip through the Grand Canyon. :)

ShirleyPerly said...

That looks like a blast!

akshaye said...

How awesome! That looks like so much fun!

Sunshine said...

Wow: when I was a kid I jumped off the 10 foot diving board at the city pool... but the thought of jumping 20 feet now sort of takes my breath away. What a party!Thanks for the Pogo comment.

Don said...
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Don said...

I wonder if I would have done it. I like diving better, just seems easier on the body, but 20 feet would be something new!

Good for you!

(typo in first edition of this comment :-)

Christie said...

Looks like fun, but I don't think I can do it. I'm a wuss.

jeanne said...

i've done that once on the new river in w va and it scared the crap outta me! but so much fun!

Rainmaker said...

I've never been to the GC before. I've flown over it countless times criss-crossing the country, and seen it that way. I've definitly got to include it on a bike-across-the-us journey though.

You're trip sounds like it had some great moments though! Incredible stuff.

Jade Lady said...

Oh, jumping from a cliff sounds scary and so fun!