I spent the week on a trip down the Colorado River. I got to eat large quantities of food and sleep about 9 hours per night. The boatmen let me row a few times, and on the windy days it was a workout. North Canyon Rapid was the first rapid I ran, and I did not manage to flip the boat. It was a grand time: meeting new people, killing some exotic plant species, and seeing the Canyon from a new vantage point. As a bonus, my back feels good enough for some serious lifting.