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On The Cover - May Your 2017 Journey Be Stellar

2017 - The Journey Begins

Famed for its dramatic rapids and canyons, the Colorado is one of the most desirable whitewater rivers in the United States, and its Grand Canyon section – run by more than 22,000 people annually – has been called the "granddaddy of rafting trips".


Grand Canyon trips typically begin at Lee's Ferry and take out at Diamond Creek or Lake Mead; they range from one to eighteen days for commercial trips and from two to twenty-five days for private trips.

Private (noncommercial) trips are extremely difficult to arrange because the National Park Service limits river traffic for environmental purposes; people who desire such a trip often have to wait more than 10 years for the opportunity.

As we "raft-up" for a New Year, we wish our readers peace, joy, good health, and success.

LAND CRUISING - Experience Some Canadian Cuisine 

Come try the poutine and more at the 65th annual Great Canadian Picnic on Feb. 4 at South Mountain Park.

LAND CRUISING - Western Caucus Members Reject Obama's Action 

Congressman Paul Gosar joins others in speaking out about President Obama's "Land Grabs"


We sincerely thank the Arizona Game & Fish Commission for awarding Jim and Carol Allen of Western Outdoor Times "Writer of the Year". It is another highlight to celebrate as we begin our 12th year of publication.

Martin Luther King Day: Jan. 16

Inauguration Day: Jan. 20

Groundhog Day: Feb. 2

Family Day: Feb. 13



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