The Grandest Of Adventures

Descending the Grand Canyon of the Colorado has been a life long dream ever since I took up kayaking at the young age of eight.

I remember reading magazines, seeing pictures and dreaming of one day descending the mighty Grand Canyon. Eventually after many years of applying for a permit I won one and so the journey was set.

18 days and nights on the river, self supported and with a group of my best friends.

For some reason I decided that wasn't enough, I needed more of challenge, I needed to build my own wooden boat to take down the river. And so the Betty Jones Dory was born.

Now the journey became more elaborate. Now we had to drive the boat down to the Grand Canyon, so, of course, we set about on an amazing overland journey through some of the USA's greatest natural wonders. A wedding along the way, spending time with other friends and a faster sprint home. 48 days on the road, and what an adventure.

 
 
Our truck & trailer, MO

Our truck & trailer, MO

Yellowstone Falls, WY

Yellowstone Falls, WY

Grand Prismatic Pool, WY

Grand Prismatic Pool, WY

Guardsman Pass, UT

Guardsman Pass, UT

Guardsmen Pass, UT

Guardsmen Pass, UT

Arches National Park, UT

Arches National Park, UT

Arches National Park, UT

Arches National Park, UT

Hell's Revenge, UT

Hell's Revenge, UT

Hell's Revenge, UT

Hell's Revenge, UT

Shaffer Trail, UT

Shaffer Trail, UT

Shaffer Trail, UT

Shaffer Trail, UT

Shaffer Trail, UT

Shaffer Trail, UT

Shaffer Trail, UT

Shaffer Trail, UT

Top Of The World Trail, UT

Top Of The World Trail, UT

Fisher Towers

Fisher Towers

Wilson Arch, UT

Wilson Arch, UT

Monument Valley, UT

Monument Valley, UT

Antelope Canyon, UT

Antelope Canyon, UT

Glen Canyon Dam, UT

Glen Canyon Dam, UT

Zion National Park, UT

Zion National Park, UT

Zion National Park, UT

Zion National Park, UT

Marble Canyon, AZ

Marble Canyon, AZ

Lees Ferry, AZ

Lees Ferry, AZ