The sun is up, the birds are chirping, your day on the river begins. You start with a hearty breakfast to order. After breaking camp, we gather for a stretch session and give a short talk about the day’s plan. After figuring out each person’s choice of craft for the day, we begin to float and will travel an average of 15 miles each day. Generally, we are on the water between 9 and 10 am, stopping for a mid-morning break, lunch, and a mid-afternoon snack break. Occasionally side hikes and hot springs stop may be part of your daily routine.
The time on the river can be as active or as relaxing as you wish. We offer oar rigs for those interested in taking in the scenery or fishing, we have a paddle raft known as our social boat that allows for a bit more activity, or we have inflatable kayaks, a.k.a. “duckies”, where you get to be the master of your own craft, for our more adventurous types. We also welcome experienced whitewater canoeists and kayakers who may choose to bring their own boat or paddle one of ours (no extra charge; reserve in advance).
Heading down the river, there’s a lot to see: pictographs, abandoned miners’ cabins, waterfalls, and wildlife. Mid-day lunch stops may also include a scenic hike or beach games. Each afternoon, our guides will transform an empty beach into your camp for the night.
We typically pull into camp around 5 pm, water levels depending. While hors-d’oeuvres and dinner are being prepared, there’s always time for a hike, a chance to hook a trophy fish or some game playing. And of course, as night falls, the campfire stories emerge and the stars appear and appear and appear!