|Friend Betsy arriving at the put-in at Lee's Ferry|
|"Doc" pulling gear from the trailer|
|"What do you mean, its not heavy?" exclaims Tony|
|"Sure I can get more in...just watch!" says Joanne.|
|Norm rowing his boat to the put-in campsite for the night as the sun starts to go down.|
|Vicki and Peter provide the breakfast for the next morning at the put-in and boat rigging goes on as we all try to get everything strapped down for the upcoming rapids|
But the most important gear for me was my watercolor supplies which I keep in an airtight "captain's box" at hand for lunch stops, hiking stops, etc. I have always used these trips as an opportunity for some plein aire painting. While on this particular trip (my sixth one, 25 trips or so for my husband) I bought a watercolor journal and tried to sketch or paint on most of the days. Over the next couple of weeks, I will share those pages with you.