August 12, 2014

Summer 2013. Learning how to whitewater kayak on the Arkansas River in Colorado with our guide Tommy Gram from Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center.

Tommy had us exit before we reached this low-head dam to show us why going over the dam would be bad (danger, Will Robinson) and how we were going to use this boat chute on the side. The boat chute was a thrill to ride down. Thanks to Tommy for keeping us safe. Here’s a map of the location of the low-head dam. Give it a try folks!

July 22, 2014
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Wild Salt River Horses crossing the Lower Salt River in Arizona. It’s always a special treat to see these beautiful animals.

Wild and free! Horses too. From PaddlerToo’s blog: The Nextshot

thenextshot:

Wild Salt River Horses crossing the Lower Salt River in Arizona. It’s always a special treat to see these beautiful animals.

Wild and free! Horses too. From PaddlerToo’s blog: The Nextshot

July 21, 2014
River art seen near Blue Point on the Lower Salt River, Arizona. July 2014.

River art seen near Blue Point on the Lower Salt River, Arizona. July 2014.

July 20, 2014

Sunday morning paddle. Photo-kayaker is ready. Kayak and gear on river bank and down the river we go. Beautiful weather today!

July 2, 2014
The Parched Paddlers celebrate 1 year of blogging today!
PaddlerOne and PaddlerToo pose on a parched and rocky Colorado stream in July of 2013 contemplating how to capture our kayaking adventures.
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Does anyone have something to drink?

The Parched Paddlers celebrate 1 year of blogging today!

PaddlerOne and PaddlerToo pose on a parched and rocky Colorado stream in July of 2013 contemplating how to capture our kayaking adventures.

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Does anyone have something to drink?

June 29, 2014
Seen on a tree along Lead King Basin trail in Colorado. Kayak!

Seen on a tree along Lead King Basin trail in Colorado. Kayak!

June 20, 2014

A beautiful Friday morning in June. Saguaros and wild horses on the Salt.

June 14, 2014

It’s always a thrill to kayak down the Lower Salt River and run into a group of wild Salt River horses.

June 8, 2014
Two kayaks pass in the early morning light. One headed upstream. The other downstream. No words.

Two kayaks pass in the early morning light. One headed upstream. The other downstream. No words.

June 8, 2014
Paddling essentials. Water, bag to collect flotsam and nourishment stored in the forward hold: banana, homemade breakfast burrito and sports drink!


Paddling essentials. Water, bag to collect flotsam and nourishment stored in the forward hold: banana, homemade breakfast burrito and sports drink!

June 8, 2014
Paddle reflections on the river.

Paddle reflections on the river.

June 1, 2014

There is nothing like the lower Salt River with plenty of water! Kayakers, horseplay and more… Three boats done for the day. When can we go again?