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4-day rafting trip in the Grand Canyon...Upper Canyon

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We're looking at taking a 4-day motorized rafting trip in the Grand Canyon at the end of July. Two 50ish-year-olds and a 17-year-old boy. For whatever reason, hiking out the Bright Angel Trail seems like a challenge I want to conquer. The 17-year-old is in awesome shape. My husband is in really good shape and myself in moderate shape (my normal exercise consists of running 3 miles twice a week and we do intermittent 5-8 miles hikes during the year). I realize a lot of companies will already be booked but looking online, some still seem to have availability.

So opinions on folks that may have done this or a similar/longer trip such as:
1) You really don't want to do a motorized trip...a paddle trip is the way to go because...
2) You really don't want to hike out the Bright Angel Trail in late July because...
3) If you do it, the absolute awesome-est company to use is...

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