Ron Smith 2014

GCE Founder- Ron Smith

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On September 30th, 2017 our founder, family member, and friend, Ron Smith, will be inducted into the John Wesley Powell River History Museum in Green River, Utah. Ron was on his very first river trip around 1955 at age 13 or 14.  He organized a family trip from Green River, Utah down the Green to the confluence of the Colorado River and upriver to Moab.  …

Grand Canyon Full Moon

Once in a Blue Moon

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The full moon tonight is actually a Blue Moon. It’s not really blue, but refers more to the phrase “Once in a Blue Moon.”  When a season has four full moons, instead of the normal three, the third full moon is called a Blue Moon. Once in a Blue Moon someone like you comes along. ~ Van Morrison    When you look up at …

Grand Canyon Expeditions Mother's Day

Happy Mothers Day!

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‘It takes someone really brave to be a mother, someone strong to raise a child and someone special to love someone more than herself.’  Lilly Happy Mother’s Day to all of the wonderful moms who make it all possible.     “I want my kids to have all the things I couldn’t afford.  Then I want to move in with …

Teddy Roosevelt Grand Canyon Speech

On this day – May 6 1903

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The Grand Canyon is a special place to all those who visit it. After  all it is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the world.  Speeches and songs written about it and people from all over the world travel just to see it.  Even in the past, the Grand Canyon was a place that people could look at and …

National Park Week

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In celebration of 100 years of service, the National Park Service (NPS) has events throughout the year. This week, April 16-24 is National Park Service week. What does this mean for you? Access to all National Parks for the week is free! So we suggest taking advantage of this wonderful opportunity to go exploring, sightseeing and learn more about the …