The Trip of a Lifetime: A few thoughts on a Grand Canyon rafting adventure

by | Jan 3, 2018 | Alumni Network, Winter 2018 | 0 comments

“It’s a trip of a lifetime. The beauty of the Canyon and the chance to be on the river for a full week was a bucket list experience. The weather was perfect, and I loved sleeping under the stars with the soothing sound of the river. My philosophy for the trip became ‘no regrets.’”

Judy Schoonmaker

Former Mines faculty member

“It’s hard to tell someone why they should go on this trip, because it was an almost indescribable experience. Leaving all of the ‘surface world’ behind and just existing and experiencing the Canyon, the river and my fellow travelers made me feel more in touch with my planet and with humankind than ever before.”

Josh Day '15

Mines alumnus

“We went to the part of the Little Colorado River where you can ride your life jacket down the stream through mini rapids, and some of the group formed a train to ride through them together. Steve [Sonnenberg] and our rafting guides said they’d never seen a train that large or a group have that much fun.”

Danelle Herra

Assistant Director, Alumni Relations