In 2013 I was invited back to the Canyon, this time to help document Luke Hopkins in his attempt to become the first person to run the entire Canyon (and all the rapids)
on a stand up paddle board. It was a grueling expedition, pulling long days at the raft oars to cover the 200+ miles in 10 days. Luke demonstrated admirable grit on
his paddle board, working through raw, blistered hands and severe back pain to attain his goal of running the entire Canyon.