Scrapper with a Wanderlust

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Day 2 & 3 of our extended weekend trip.  Day 1 was ziplining and on Days 2 & 3 we got to the reason why I came here---the whole reason for being here:  White Water Rafting.   Here are a few pics of our first time ever of WWR....




This first day of rafting was a beginner's lesson on Clear Creek in the Idaho Springs area of Colorado....just about 30-40 minutes west of Denver.  This usually has rapids classified as 2's and 3's (on a white water scale of 1-6) but, sadly for us, the water level this year is at record lows due to minimum snow last winter which equals less "melt" and mountain run-off.  So these rapids were only in the "2" category and, although it was still fun, it wasn't much of a thrill of a ride.  Because of that, we booked an intermediate trip the following day on the Arkansas River down through the Royal Gorge, out of Canon City, CO.  This place had many rapids in the 3's and 4's!   Much more exciting!  It was a couple hours drive each way from where we were, but then we got to do some "real" rafting so it was worth it!   There are two other people with us on this trip (they're the couple in front) and you see me in the middle on the left and Emily in the middle on the right. 





This was Loads of Fun! and I'm very glad I finally got to experience this and that no one fell out of the raft on our trip  ;-)  Another thing I can now check off of the bucket list.....

2 comments:

hotrodguitar said...

Great pics of you and Emily rafting. You are one adventurous cardmaker!!

Penny L. said...

you so sweet! thanks!