Follow intrepid river rats Betty, LeeAnn, Lisa and Lorna in the orange raft; Monica, Laurelee, Gini and some strange strangers in the blue raft.
The day started with low-key cruising the Rio Grande Gorge through Class II-III riffles. Low water this late in the season made for lots of rock gardens; dodging rock gardens required navigational skills different from those required when water levels are higher.We couldn't have asked for a more gorgeous day to spend on a most magnificent waterway.
Laurelee, Gini and Monica, coming through the slot.
Made it through just fine thank you!
Yellow Raft's turn...The approach...
Sideways through the slot...
YEE HAW! Betty, LeeAnn, Lisa and Lorna make it through too!
Many many thanks to Jeanne Bold and stay-at-home-LADEZE for camp and pet sitting while most of us rafted, and one of us swam (my lips are sealed!) on the Rio Grande.