48 hours on the river

I have slacked on keeping up with my blog lately, but I have a gone on a ton of trips in the past 6 months. Last 4th of July, We were invited on a 48 rafting float trip out near Grand Junction, Colorado. First night camping before getting on the river was great, met up with everyone drank some beers and had a good ol’ time until it started to rain a bit. We ended up sleeping in our car that night, thinking and hoping the rain would stop by morning…

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The following morning it is pouring down rain and we’re supposed to get on the river. We get to the rental shop and sign in and pay for everything, all while trying to figure out if we should wait or just go for it. After talking with the guides and learning more about where we we’re floating we decided to pack up and head out. The rain kept pouring and it was getting colder by the hour.

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No one remembered to bring paunches, so we suited up in trash bags and passed around some whiskey to stay warm.  Finally the rain calmed down and the sun came out, it was time to start relaxing.

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We finally got to the camp site for the night after “relaxing” all day and stumbling around to get the tents set up. We were in the beautiful canyon with hiking trails all around us. So after we got camp set up with headed out to explore. We found all sorts of wild life out there…

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I ended up hiking up top and hiked a ways out to this over look of the entire river bend by my self. Our camp is behind me here (below) in the furthest middle right of the image where the other river ends.

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The sun set was amazing, although I had to hike back down in the dark where I stepped on dozens of small cacti while wearing water shoes with holes in the bottom of them… finally got back to camp and pulled out several thorns from my feet. I would do it again for this site below.

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That night we just hung out under the stars, Enjoyed a nice fire and a few drinks, and some stories.

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The next day was amazing out. All the shenanigans came out… Cliff jumping, back flips,

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Over all it was a great trip, cant wait todo it again this year! A big thanks goes to Phil and Amanda for planning and organizing everything! Thanks guys!

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