Classic River Adventures

In 2013 the opportunity came up to kayak down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon for two weeks and I took it! What an EPIC river adventure it was!

Enjoy our blog post from 2017 where we spent several days exploring Nepal and the Kathmandu area before embarking on a eight day trip kayaking, rafting and camping down the Sun Kosi River.

Originating near Mount Shisha Pangma in Tibet, the Sun Kosi which if translated in English means the ‘River of Gold’ runs eastward through Nepal draining most of the eastern portion of the Himalayas. From the put-in at Dolalghat to the take-out at Chatra in far-eastern Nepal, the warm water of the Sun Kosi surges, snakes and winds its way through 270km of some of Nepal’s most remote countryside. At the right flow this river journey is an incredible combination of exhilarating whitewater, beautiful scenery and glorious evenings on white sandy beaches. It is truly breathtaking, and backed by its popularity is considered by many to be one of the world’s 10 classic river journeys.

It’s quite an experience to begin a river trip, barely 60 kms from the Tibetan border, and end the trip looking down the hot, dusty gun barrel of the North India Plain just 8 days later. ~ Makalu Adventure Group

Mary and I did a trip down the Middle Fork of the Salmon in Idaho through the Salmon-Challis National Forest. It’s the largest contiguous wilderness area in the Continental United States. After spending more than a week there, and paddling on the Middle Fork of the Salmon, we also headed east just a bit to the mountains and rivers in Wyoming and Montana. The Tetons, Yellowstone National Park and surrounding areas will always remain close to our hearts after spending many summer seasons working there back in our younger years.

Mary and I headed down to Ecuador for some sight-seeing and whitewater paddling fun in the jungles of the Amazon region in 2019. I couldn’t wait to visit Ecuador again and I was super excited that Mary came along with me this time to experience this beautiful country.

Once is just never enough when it comes to the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon! Read the blog here on another two-week journey through the Canyon with some great and long time paddling friends. It was truly a magical adventure in the canyon again.

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