So, for those who don’t know me, I am a river rat….If you’ve never spent time on a river you just wouldn’t know. There’s something about getting lost in nature. Living life by the flow of the water. Miles from the closest road……On the river, you can get get as weird as you want, no one is there to see you or judge you. There’s only a few rules on the river…….row away from the rocks, try not to drown, pick up your trash, and poop in the box…….
I have floated most of the rivers in the west. To date the list is the Arkansas, Colorado, Animas, Dolores, San Juan, Yampa, Roaring Fork, Chama and the Green…….Hopefully I will be able to add many more to the list.
Yesterday, I did a section of the Animas river near my current home in Durango, Colorado to the New Mexico border. This is one of my “happy places” and I get to do this section quite often. Not many people get to run this section of river because all the land south of town is either owned by the Southern Ute Indian tribe or privately owned. Fortunately for me I have friends who either own or work for people who own property on the river so we can access it. I am truly a lucky man.
Here’s some shots from my float on Saturday…….sometimes it’s good to be a king…….