Adventure trips with fellow Wounded Warriors
warriors on cataract canyon
2024 Upcoming Events
Cataract Canyon: Open Manifest, Moab UT to Lake Powell through Canyonlands on the Colorado River. All branches of the Military, all conflicts, both sexes.
Cataract Canyon: Special Operations, Moab UT to Lake Powell through Cataract Canyon on the Colorado River. Open to any SOF troop, any service. Four day excursion, staged out of Moab. Worldwide
Cataract Canyon: Open manifest (Cheyenne and Salt Lake VAMCs). Desolation Canyon on the Green River, five day excursion. This trip stages out of Moab UT. Sheri Griffith Expeditions is the commercial outfitter.
Gates of Lodore: All Female Trip
(Open to any female active duty or veteran)
Cataract Canyon is a section of the Colorado River above Lake Powell and the Grand Canyon. It flows through Canyonlands National Park and is simply amazing country. The highlights are hidden waterfalls, archeological sites, magical side hikes, and solitude of the desert.
2024 Upcoming Destinations: Cataract Canyon Gates of Lodore
Cataract Canyon is cut by the Colorado River into the Colorado Plateau, a vast continental uplift comprising much of the American Southwest. Until approximately 80 million years ago, the Colorado Plateau was near sea level. Over millions of years, a series of inland oceans transgressed onto and regressed from the region, resulting in a series of horizontally deposited rock layers.
Each of us who has been a part of this effort has been deeply touched by seeing the smiles and hearing the laughter, witnessing the relaxed social interactions of the participants, seeing the progress and coming out as the trip progresses, reading comments written by the participants at the last camp, receiving the follow-up emails.
The bonding and friendship and camaraderie and support that are spawned on these trips continue long after the raft trip is over through email and other contacts and joining in activities.
No one can understand the struggles of a combat veteran better than another combat veteran, especially those suffering from physical and other deep wounds. These raft trips offer an effective venue for these interactions.