ALIVE AFTER LAVA

ALIVE AFTER LAVA

So let’s talk about lava now. Actually, Lava Falls Rapid. Remember that scale of difficulty that rates rapids for rafters? Well this one’s a 9.  10 means it’s unnavigable without grave consequences.  Remember Crystal? It was an 8. And remember how I described speaking of that rapid in quiet worried tones? Well, it’s not even allowed to

When Time Slows To River’s Flow

When Time Slows To River’s Flow

It takes a while to slow down on vacation, doesn’t it? In fact it takes at least a few days to leave the wild rumpus behind. It happened for me on the fourth day, our first layover day.

A layover day is the highly prized, well earned day off after

The Ultimate in River Trips

The Ultimate in River Trips

I didn’t start doing river trips till my mid-twenties.  I was hooked immediately. But just because I decided I wanted to run rivers didn’t mean I could without spending an awful lot of money on commercial trips or