Answers in Genesis, in conjunction with Canyon Ministries, sponsors raft trips through Grand Canyon. We have five trips scheduled next year. I am delighted to be a guide on one of these trips. The Astronomy Special, or “Geology by Day, Astronomy by Night,” is a seven-day trip June 14–20, 2015. This will be my sixth Grand Canyon raft trip, and my third seven-day raft trip, so I feel like I’m a bit of an expert now.
The seven-day trips take you through the first two-thirds of Grand Canyon. On the Astronomy Special, we make the normal stops to investigate the geology and Indian ruins of Grand Canyon. Jon Albert, the Executive Director of Canyon Ministries, will lead the trip, and he will show us how the global Flood of the Bible best explains the features of Grand Canyon. That will be the “geology by day” part.
As you may expect, the scenery, both day and night, is breathtaking. We’ll visit several remarkable places—the turquoise water of the Little Colorado and Havasu Creek, several waterfalls in side canyons, and Redwall Cavern (one of my favorite stops). One of the biggest surprises for first-timers on these trips is the delicious meals prepared by the professional river crews. I particularly enjoy the wonderful fellowship of believers as we leisurely travel between rapids. Oh, and the rapids are great too! You will get wet. On a day when the temperature is 100 degrees, the splashes from the rapids are refreshing. If you really want to get wet, you sit in the front of the boat, but if you want to avoid all that water, there are some reasonably dry seats near the back (but you will get a little water there too).
Many people include a Grand Canyon raft trip on their bucket lists. This is an opportunity to check this one off, while having a wonderful vacation with fellow Christians and learning more about a biblical worldview. It also makes a tremendous couples or family vacation. Why don’t you join me next year?