Colorado River, Utah – July 1, 2018

On Saturday, July 1st, we prepared for a 17-mile river rafting expedition down the Colorado River in Utah.  Molly arranged the trip for us and with some of her friends.  We had two large rafts, two pack rafts and one kayak for our group of 13.

E71F2CB3-426A-4283-B757-BECCC1AE0297Here we are arriving and unloading.  It took over an hour to get the big rafts blown up and assembled.

FCE0A18F-3F04-401D-B2FB-E503BBFE80F3That is our guide, Keenan, with the red tutu on his head.  We are almost ready to launch.  The early miles of the trip were through calm waters.  It was awhile before we experienced white water.  Our guide was experienced, and his cues were right on.  “Right 2”, “All Forward”.  There were seven of us with paddles on our raft, three on a second raft that had oars, and then the the three singletons.  Our team worked well together, synchronizing our paddling and following orders.

Here we are maneuvering in white waters.  We should have stayed to the left to avoid the tight squeeze we were in.

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We found ourselves up on a rock…thought we were going to flip over…but we made it up and over to calmer water.

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It was a hot day, but the water was quite refreshing.  I made it through nine hours in the sun without getting a sunburn.  I reapplied lotion and kept a good part of my body covered most of the time.  Scott didn’t fare as well.  How does one miss their feet?

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This was truly a wonderful experience, and I can hardly wait to do it again!

I meant to add pictures from our drive to Utah the night before.  Notice the “Hole in the Rock” and the beautiful Utah sunset.

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One thought on “Colorado River, Utah – July 1, 2018

  • Ahhh….the trials and tribulations of being an outdoors thrill seeker. Imagine what the early explorers had to endure. Looks like lots of fun.
    By the way, we love the nice color combination on your feet, Scott, reminds us of the Swiss flag.

    Love to all. Lar & Mom

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