…gently down the massive, bone crushing rapids… merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream!
The Arkansas River was running through Royal Gorge at 4400 cfs — too fast for novices (they ban commercial runs at 3200 cfs) so we got to play on Bighorn Sheep Canyon, which would normally be fairly tame. Not today – we navigated some class 4+ rapids! We had an amazing time, earned some nice compliments from our guide Ryan, and managed to stay in our raft (unlike a number of our group behind us)… I wore myself out yelling “uno! dos! tres! (you have to stay together) and almost fell asleep in my lawn chair at the post-rafting BBQ. I think we earned some bragging rights:
If you get the chance to go… don’t miss it!
Oh, and camping was a blast, too…