Kiva – Rapid 1




During my son and I’s rafting of the Grand Canyon some years ago, we went thru many rapids.  I loved the soft green color of the water against the hard dark rocky shores.

During the full length of the Canyon there is only one place you can use a normal toilet and get a meal — Phantom Ranch —- about 1/3 of the way along.

Here is a picture of the box in the canteen at Phantom Ranch where incoming mail is put.   It is primarily used by  the river guides to receive postcards & letters from their girlfriends / boyfriends. They often don’t have another address all season. Some of the letters have a hint of perfume……. : )  I suspect most of the Canyon hikers though don’t even realize the box / service exists…..but being a homing pigeon guy — I figured something like it had to exist, found it and have used it several times to pick up mail I sent to myself,

by me in Bellingham  to myself —–>  picked up at Phantom Ranch in the River Mail Box in 2007.