This morning we pulled out of the campground early so that we could stop for fuel and a stop at the lumber yard to pick up a piece of oak paneling. We had it cut to fit the opening, but unfortunately it was unfinished so I’ve got another project to finish soon. This paneling was to cover the area that once contained a wall of mirror which had to be taken down to install the shower faucet a few weeks ago. After stowing everything, we headed to Lees Ferry Landing. We were to meet Laurie and Bob at the campground in Lees Ferry and get ready for the Colorado River in the morning. The drive from Page to Lees Ferry was taken through some absolutely beautiful territory. We climbed through these red mountains to over 7,500 feet before dropping into the gorge while winding and twisting at a 6% grade, down to 3,200 feet. Lees Ferry is the jumping off place for all the “floats” through the Grand Canyon and in the morning we’ll be in the water too. The big difference is, we’ll (Bob, Laurie, Louise, and me) be picked up by a large river raft and transported kayaks and all up river.