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!
Trips leave from one of the marinas near Page, Arizona. Trip sizes vary depending on group make-up. The True GRIT has four beds and can sleep up to eight people onboard. Tent-style camping is available for larger groups.
Trips are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. Email to find out about special trips for youth groups, veterans, differently abled people, and senior citizens.