Trips on True GRIT
In 2003 Bob and Vicki Schwartz, and Bill and Carol Williams, donated a 55-foot Skipperliner houseboat to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area to support graffiti removal. The True GRIT made her maiden voyage in 2004 and still serves today as a floating operations base for volunteers attacking the widespread graffiti problem at Lake Powell.
Volunteers on True GRIT houseboat trips enjoy five days and four nights living aboard the True GRIT tackling graffiti and enjoying the spectacular scenery of Lake Powell. The boat is free, fuel is free, and an experienced member of the Glen Canyon team pilots the boat and takes care of its operation. All volunteers need to do is provide their own food and comfort items and help clean up the lake! Look over the Equipment List for what is provided and what to bring.
Remember you are representing the National Park Service during your trip. Please conduct yourself with that in mind.
Although the assigned location may be near developed park areas, volunteers should be prepared to have only basic amenities available for the entire trip. The park will provide certain items. All volunteers must provide food and other personal items. Check here for the lists of items provided and what you need to bring. The Tue GRIT Pilot, according to the work schedule, will coordinate leisure time.
Apply for a Trip
Trips are limited to 4 volunteers and are booked on a first come first come served basis. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. This is a very popular program and trips fill quickly. The more flexible you are, the more likely it is that we will be able to place you. Please refer to the trip calendar at the bottom of the page for exact dates. If you are also applying for the Trash Tracker program, please send a seperate application. Both Trash Tracker and GRIT trips will be filled at the same time to prevent overlap.
In order to be booked with your friends, please indicate the names of others in your group on the application form. If this is not done, you will not be scheduled on the same trip. If you have the same physical address, you may put both names on one application form. Otherwise, you must fill out a separate application form. Email to find out about special trips for youth groups, veterans, differently abled people, and senior citizens.
In the interest of fairness to all applicants, here is how the application proccess will happen. No applications will be accepted before 7:00 am MST on February 1, 2019. All faxes, emails, and phone calls come with a time stamp, and will be processed in the order they are recieved. If an application comes in before 7:00 am, it will be put on the bottom of the pile of applications. Once your application request is recieved, your paper application needs to be mailed or faxed in within a week.
Questions and/or reservations may be directed to 928-608-6352, or GRIT Reservations. If this link does not work, please send your email to glca_trackergrit (at) nps . gov with the subject "GRIT Reservations"
To apply: please fill out the form provided and mail to the address below or email to the address above or fax to 928-608-6259. Note: fax machine is not reliable. Emails are preferred.
Glen Canyon NRA Attn-Graffiti Removal & Intervention Team
|TRIPS HIGHLIGHTED ORANGE ARE FULL|
|May||Trip #4 April 29- May 3||Trip #5
|July||No trips too hot|
|Antelope Point Trips (April - August) are highlighted YELLOW|
|Bullfrog Trips (September - October) are highlighted BLUE|
Last updated: June 6, 2019