It was a great week on the Rio Grande with 8 paddlers. Five of the group were women who were among the first to brave the Lower Canyons by open canoe, and it was an incredible week – a new moon and the stars were incredible. Using a headlamp we did some shadow hand puppets on a cliff face. The images were sixty feet tall! The river was up and running emerald green.
Met the second group tonight and we depart for our put-in at first light. I will be glad to get back on the river the turnaround was exhausting, frantic and cold! It never got above freezing in Alpine. Warming up for tomorrow. You can follow our progress on