Rafting in Utah, June 1999
We drove to Arizona and then on to Utah for a 4 day, 3 night raft trip
down the San Juan River. The river guides took care of all the logistics,
including guiding the boats, doing fun activities with the kids, and cooking
the meals. We were able to focus on relaxing and spending time with the kids.
Our tent and clothes were all we
had to keep track of. We kept
our belongings in dry bags both
on and off the boat. The weather
was either clear, warm and sunny,
or pouring rain.
We took lots of turns floating
down some mild rapids feet
first. Guides helped the kids
out of the water at the end
of each run.
The kids wore their rain gear while
roasting marshmallows. In the
storm on the first evening, Brian
carried messages from tent to tent
as we waited for dinner to be ready.
This scene from near our tent
shows the morning glow on the
canyon sides. The yellow rectangle
in the background is the privy -
the first thing set up in camp
and the last thing taken down.
The view from it was always