It was ski season the last time I posted here so I thought I'd give an update. I hope many of you were successful in getting your river permits for this season. We struck out so we are doing most of our floating on the Arkansas River and looking for the right permit cancellation. The upper Colorado is coming up so we will likely go there soon as well. We will likely do Lodore Canyon later this summer. I will be posting soon on how to secure a permit cancellation.
Even during this dry year we have had a lot of fun this summer floating rivers and getting wet! I've also had the pleasure of taking some new families out on the river. It' always so nice to see how well a family responds to being on the river together and to introduce them to river life!
Here is a pic of a fun family that I took down Browns Canyon of the Arkansas. They were great and a good time was had by all. "Dad, when are we going to get our own raft" was mentioned a few times.
The next day I was able to get my own family out on the river. My daughters love Browns Canyon and are a both good enough to kick me out of the Captain's Chair.
My daughter forgot to watch what was ahead of us! SLEEPER! (a Sleeper is a rock that's easy to miss because it's barely covered with water)
The waves can get everyone wet and weather changes fast, so we always have plenty of dry clothes just in case. I like my crew warm, well fed and happy.
We even caught some fish for dinner! Life on the river is truly grand!
The Strong Family Rafters are having a wonderful summer and hope all of you are as well. Stay tuned for more on Family Rafting from Bill Strong of Denver.