Grand Canyon river trip

Friends, I’m interested in a guided trip down the Colorado - paddle raft, oared raft or dory (my preference). Anyone done it? Got advice on timing, or preferred outfitter, or anything relevant? Thank you.

next year
reserve for your time. Read Powell. Falcon guides from B&N or REI

Free camping outside Canyon Village.

No speeding.

Did it last year…
16 days, 226 miles from Lee’s Ferry. Did it with OARS. First half of October, which I believe is probably the best time to go, since the weather is usually very pleasant then. Although we had two days of rain and very cool weather, the rest of the time the weather was perfect. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

I could just about write a book on that trip. Any specific questions?