What to do this weekend? Good weather is forecasted. Can I get Friday off work? Sure can, Tatahatso it is. We chose the leisurely 3 day trip. Ram reports that they got turned around by muddy roads, should toss the traction boards in! We leave Flagstaff around 8 AM on Friday, hiking by 11. After a short jaunt down the road, we start descending our route into the canyon.We lowered packs a few times in this section. Some really nice crystal formations in there. We eventually reached Tatahatso wash. Where we were greeted with a long boulder hop to camp right above the Redwall narrows. Sunrise Saturday morning. We proceeded to pack up camp and don our wetsuits for a early morning swim. Tatahatso would be my introduction to the Redwall slots of the Grand Canyon. Oh boy did it deliver. As we worked our way down the beautiful slot I tossed a bagged pull cord down one of the raps that had a awkward start. Then I became preoccupied with retrieving our main rope, forgetting to grab the pull cord as we moved on from this spot. We soon encountered another rap, and continued down canyon. It was not till we are at the second rap down canyon of where the pullcord is left that I notice it is missing. Uh oh! I soon remember tossing it and realized I did not grab it. We dropped packs and went back up canyon to see what we could do. I found a way around the rap below the pullcord, and the rap it was tossed off. Good to be lucky! With the pullcord recovered we continued down canyon. Soon arriving at the river. Time to inflate the pool toys for the 7 mile float down the mighty Colorado. We bypassed a few "rapids". The float down the river was very pleasant. We were gaining confidence in our little boats. As we approached our exit we knew we had President Harding Rapid to look out for. After consulting the topo we decided the riffle ahead was runnable, wrong! We soon entered some fast moving water with hydraulics to powerful for our little boats. I watched my Dad get tossed out, better focus. I nearly got tossed out of the boat multiple times. Once the boat was completed submerged below me. I paddle hard and make it ashore. Now where did my Dad go? I start scanning the river banks, where could he be? Not on my side of the river, the side we need to be on for our exit. Then I start scanning the river. No he's not there either? Where could he be? I look across the river and soon see him, uh oh. How is he going to get to me? He begins to hike up river soon he puts in and makes amazingly quick work of the river between us. We set up camp, and get a goodnights sleep for our exit the next day. The exit was much easier than anticipated, there was a decent trail all the way to the Coconino. We made quick work of it and we're out by 11. A truly great trip. Already planning the next trip to the canyon!