"The Portal" - Self Supported Packrafting on the Grand Canyon

Originally published February 2016, Steve "Doom" Fassbinder wrote about his first self-supported packrafting adventure into the Grand Canyon. We've recreated this post in Instagram posts. Enjoy!

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31 days and counting and one of the Four Corners Guides crew will be embarking on the Grand (we are not guiding and never will guide the Grand! Sorry!). We figured it would be a good time to share a #storytimewithDoom about this grand place... "The Portal." - - "I’m going to start this post with a very narrow minded, polarizing, shitty cliche. But I promise to make it up to you by the end, OK? Here goes. There are only two kinds of people in this world, the ones that have seen this (above) view, and the ones that haven’t. If you are one of the have seens, this statement needs very little explaining. If you are one of the have NOT seens, please read on so I can persuade you that I’m not a total dick. The above photo is of the Navajo Bridge from the middle of the Colorado River in Marble Canyon. So what, you you may be thinking, nice view, cool bridges but whats the big deal. I know the have seens are jumping out of their collective seats right now with their hands raised so high at the teacher, all like pick me pick me, I totally got this one!!!!!" - - #grandcanyon #packrafting #thisispackrafting #alpackaraft& @alpacka_raft (of course--wouldn't do it in any other packraft!) #packraft #selfsupported #multisport #adventuremore #thegrand #100yearsofgrand #arizona #grandcanyonnps #adventurephotography #nps @mollysharpharrison @alpacka_raft 📸: @republicofdoom

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Please note that we will never guide the Grand Canyon. However, as soon as we finalize our permits, we can introduce you to packrafting and teach you some of the skills you need to eventually actualize this goal!

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