The Great Adventure | August 2016 

Please read this while listening to Steven Curtis Chapman’s The Great Adventure with the Prologue. You’re welcome.

I know guys! y’all have been waiting on pins and needles to see the photos from my trip! I know most of you can’t believe that I, Brooke Alline, actually spent 72 hours straight outside, cliff jumped in The Grand Canyon, and used a river for a restroom! But I did! And I LOVED IT!

I have traveled a good bit and I’ve seen some things, but this trip into the Grand Canyon has been hands down the best three days of my life. I loved every single moment of this trip. If you ever have the opportunity to raft The Grand Canyon, do it!

Mim and The Chief 

After flying into Las Vegas (We saw nothing here, The Chief made sure of it!), we headed over to small private airfield that flew us into the Arizona Strip to our accommodations at the Bar10 ranch. Flying over the canyon to start of the trip was an incredible precursor to the trip.

Sunset over the Canyon

After an afternoon of horseback riding, cowboy stories, and drinking lots of water we were treated to a gorgeous show over the Canyon.

Bright and early Helicopter ride

Early the next morning the helicopters started coming up from the canyon with rafters who had done the upper portion of the river(we did the short lower half).

First helicopter ride and the last of the clean hair!

Pushing away from shore

They dropped us at rivers edge and loaded us up!

Touching the Great Unconformity 

This was one of our first stops and one of my favorites. I am touching basement rock (from Creation week) and tapeats sandstone (laid down by the Flood) at the same time! Awesome!

My hard earned Chaco tan

Not the best photo, but this is the group in front of one the few spots that you can see all the way to the rim!

Loved traveling with these people!

Inside the Travertine Grotto

“I will give you hidden treasures,
riches stored in secret places,
so that you may know that I am the Lord,
the God of Israel, who summons you by name.”

IS 45:3

Apparently, it surprises people that I was touching up my toenail polish in the bottom of The Canyon. The color is watermelon, if you were wondering.

Tourist photos with this child!

Nothing better then traveling with your  best buddy!

Last view of The Canyon.

One of my favorite things that was said during the week was by John from Canyon Ministries, He said ” In the old Testament, the Israelites were commanded to pile rocks by the side of the Jordan river so that they would have reminders to tell their children about the goodness and power of God. The Grand Canyon is a pile of rocks that God has placed to remind us of His greatness and power.” I will forever be changed by my trip down the river. And forever grateful for this experience.

We had some great people who made this trip possible. If you are looking for something like this in the future, I highly recommend Canyon Ministies,  Arizona River Runners, and Landmark events.