Kelly Neu is here to share her story of guiding on the Colorado River and her fascination with Riverdories. Kelly describes how to put together your own river trip and what the first few days of a Grand Canyon trip look like – plus Kelly has a 2 minutes YouTube video that covers building a full drift boat.

Find out which companies Kelly recommends if you plan on taking a private or commercial trip to the Grand Canyon. Discover how big some of the rapids you can expect on the Colorado River and whether it is safe for your kids under 9 to do a canyon trip.

 

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Grand Canyon Show Notes with Kelly Neu

02:31 – Pete McBride was on the podcast at WFS 166 (Drift Boat Series Ep. 1)

03:56 – Kelly Neu’s 2012 Lava for Ceiba video

04:17 – Kelly Neu boatbuilding video timelapse

06:13 – Jason Cajune was on the podcast WFS 196 (Drift Boat Series Ep. 8)

08:02 – Brad Dimock does boatbuilding classes

     

10:49 – Kelly is on Instagram @zipdories – send her a message if you want to get a boat kit

12:49 – The 10-footer Doryak

https://www.patagonia.com/stories/bound-for-dory/story-89416.html

13:13 – Kelly explains the flat section on the bottom of the boat purpose for Grand Canyon

16:54 – The Flipline purpose

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22:04 – Pete talked about Martin Linton and the amazing story of the dories in WFS 166

22:58 – Highsiding explained

25:57 – Kids go down the Grand Canyon – how safe is it for the kids?

30:22 – Kelly recommends Canyon Explorations & Expeditions

31:06 – The company with the most dories is Oars.com

31:30 – Azraft.com has a couple of dories – Brad Dimock used to do trips with them

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https://azraft.com/guide-profile-brad-dimock/

32:33 – Lees Ferry boat ramp is where you camp the night before

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https://www.nps.gov/places/lees-ferry-boat-launch.htm

32:58 – Marble Canyon Lodge

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Marble_Canyon_Lodge_(41707300490).jpg

37:01 – The first rapid that you might worry about is the House Rock Rapid

41:18 – The biggest rapid for dories

43:19 – Kelly’s favorite times to take a Grand Canyon trip

45:23 – The Grand Canyon Lottery

47:06 – Ceiba.com arranges a private trip and will do everything for you – you just need to show up

 

You can find Kelly on Instagram @zipdories

 

Videos Noted in the Show

Related Podcast Episodes

WFS 166 – National Geographic’s Pete McBride – Martin’s Boat, Grand Canyon (Drift Boat Series Ep. 1)

 

Read the Full Podcast Transcript Below



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Grand Canyon Conclusion with Kelly Neu

Kelly Neu shared her story of guiding on the Colorado River and her fascination with river dories. Kelly described how to put together your own river trip and what the first few days of a Grand Canyon trip look like.

We found out the companies that Kelly recommends if you plan on taking a private or commercial trip to the Grand Canyon. And we discover which types of rapids you can expect on the Canyon River.

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