Rafting Colorado’s Blue River

Slowly but surely I’m uploading the images from my recent Colorado trip. Today’s addition: the rafting pix from our half-day trip down the Blue River. (We also spent a full day on the Arkansas River — running the Narrows and Brown’s Canyon — but the pictures the rafting company offered on those runs weren’t nearly as good as these!) The rivers were running high and fast during our visit due to lots of snow melt and rain and completely full reservoirs. When the reservoirs are full there’s no place for the water to go but into the rivers. More fun for us! I have to say, there’s something about 45 degree (F) water and a slew of Class 3 and 4 rapids that makes one feel fully alive … If you have any plans to raft in the Summit County area, I can highly recommend Kodi Rafting for their excellent service and great guides.

A watery rollercoaster amidst gorgeous scenery.

A watery rollercoaster amidst gorgeous scenery.

A calm start. Here I am with my sisters Ahni and Lisa, our guide Adam, and Evan and Juanita from Perth, Australia.

A calm start. Here I am with my sisters Ahni and Lisa, our guide Adam, and boat mates Evan and Juanita from Perth, Australia.

The water turned white pretty quickly.

The water turned white pretty quickly.

Heading into the churn.

Heading into the churn.

Here we go!

Here we go!

A little bit of screaming on this drop.

A little bit of screaming on this drop.

And ... there we are.

And ... there we are. Lisa wanted to "get drenched rafting" for her 50th. We accomplished it!

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