Amber Shannon has been rowing boats for nine years, but has sent the Grand Canyon 12 times. Now, she wants to do it in a wooden dory, just like Kevin Fedarko in his book The Emerald Mile. Accompanied by a big crew including John Shocklee who it took 20 years to get a dory on the river. This isn’t a small feat, in a rubber raft you can bounce off of obstacles like rocks and shore lines without a second thought, but in a wooden boat, there are dire consequences if you smash a rock.
Check out their video here, brought to you by YETI, and see them conquer the huge rapids throughout the Grand Canyon.