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In January 2008, Roman Dial and two others completed the first permitted packrafting trek in the Grand Canyon.

They descended nine miles down the Hermit Trail, floated 62 miles of Grand Canyon rapids, and exited via the eighteen-mile climb out of Havasu Canyon.

Gigantic rapids, muddy water, long swims, flipped boats, and the cold winter temperatures of the canyon: this is their story.

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