Locals complete 280-mile SUP journey through Grand Canyon

20th July, 2016 by

By John LaConte

EAGLE COUNTY — When Javier Placer kayaked the Grand Canyon in 2006, it was supposed to be his farewell from whitewater sports. Instead, it turned out to be the beginning of an odyssey that came full circle this spring, a decade later, in the Grand Canyon once again.The journey really began in 2002, when Placer taught a young man named KC Chambers the sport of whitewater rafting.“I spent a lot of time sleeping on his couch during those days,” Chambers said of Placer.When the opportunity arose to repay the favor, Chambers did so with what would be — for many …

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