Media | 2018 Grand Canyon Veteran Wilderness Expedition

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Press Releases

May 24, 2018
Raytheon, No Barriers seek veterans with disabilities for transformational expedition.
July 15, 2018 application deadline for October wilderness trek

Expedition Information

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

• Oct. 19: Arrive in Phoenix, Arizona, and drive to Flagstaff
• Oct. 20: Begin expedition with river launch at Lee’s Ferry
• Oct. 21-25: Raft the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon
• Oct. 26: Remove rafts at Phantom Ranch and hike the Bright Angel Trail up to the South rim
• Oct. 27: Depart early morning for Phoenix


“It changed my life for the better. I feel empowered. My confidence is soaring.”

“It was the most incredible seven days of my life.”

“This experience has given me the opportunity to regain my self-confidence and remind myself of who I really am.”

“If we work together, healing and understanding will evolve quickly.”

Whitewater Rafting

No Barriers Inquiries

John Toth
Director, No Barriers Warriors
No Barriers USA
(970) 484-3633

Cindy Bean
Chief Development Officer
No Barriers USA
(970) 484-3633

Jaime Donnelly
Marketing Director
No Barriers USA
(970) 484-3633

Raytheon Inquiries

John Patterson
Director, Public Relations & Community Relations
Raytheon Missile Systems
(520) 440-2194