O.A.R.S. boatwoman Joelle Stanion pilots her passengers through Lava Falls, Colorado River, the Grand Canyon, in the second week of October. We were able to fill some cancellation spots on a raft trip down the 138-mile section of the river from Phantom Ranch to Diamond Creek. We walked down the Bright Angel Trail from the South Rim, met the rafts at the river and headed downstream. The Colorado was brown from Hurricane Rosa’s rains, but it was a great trip, floating through the ever-changing landscape, hiking in the side canyons, and meeting new friends. Click here for a big gallery.