The First Racecourse Trip of 2015, March 10, 2015


Getting underway

Getting underway

The First Racecourse Trip of 2015! For the first time in our history, we opened for Spring Break. This has been a warm winter, and today’s high temp was 64 degrees. The Rio Grande was at 600 cfs. and clear, without a breath of wind. While waiting for the arrival of the raft above Saddle Rock rapid, I spotted an otter, and got a photo (not a great one though). It was a drop-dead gorgeous day. Here’s the Consford family, from Keller TX. The trip was guided by “Sancho Panza” Wilson, who is now in her third year of guiding with New Wave, and this was her first solo trip. She did great! Congrats Sancho.

Upstream view back towards the put-in

Upstream view back towards the put-in

Otter!

Otter!

Herringbone rapid

Herringbone rapid

Herringbone rapid

Herringbone rapid

Final Drop rapid

Final Drop rapid

The Swinging Bridge

The Swinging Bridge

At After Five pool

At After Five pool

Sleeping Beauty rapid

Sleeping Beauty rapid

Snack at the end

Snack at the end

 

 

About believesteve

I am a photographer and have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-grand/id672492447?ls=1
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