Liu Li, leader of the Chinese team, and Rob Elliott, leader of the American team. Photo by Cindy Appel.

These twenty-five pictures illustrate the first raft expedition through the Grand Canyon by a Chinese team. The team include several Chinese rafters who had led or participated in first descents of similar rivers in western China. Each photo is about 100 kb and has minimal text, so they load quickly. Viewing all of them takes about five minutes. They are not in any order.

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