Overlooking the Green River from 5 hole Arch.
Last week I floated almost 70miles of the Green River, from
It is roughly a 6 hour drive from Denver to Green River, less if traffic behaves, and more, lots more if things go a rye, as we would find out on our drive.
Things started out smoothly enough. My buddy Will, Milo (Will’s Dog) and I headed out of
It was seconds after leaving Officer’s Gulch when Will and I noticed the smell of DEATH emanating from the back seat, from
As we gagged all four windows flew down in an attempt to vent the Jeep of the nastiness.
A shot of the Canyon from the Rim, day 3.
So there Will and I are, flying down the high mountain pass (10k feet) at 75mph with all four windows down and a dog that smells like, and is breathing death in the back seat. It was well dark by now and our situation was about to take another turn.
We lasted about hour before the decision was made to stop and wash the dog. We simply had to. We exited the highway and entered the small town of
With Milo clean, happy and smelling like eucalyptus we washed up, had a quick bite at the Burger King and headed west yet again.
We made it another 20 miles or so when we saw, to our dismay, the taillights of miles of stopped traffic. In fact the
Map of River section.
Around 7am Wednesday morning the highway was reopened and we were able to make it to the camp grounds just two hours off of our original boat launch time, less a night's sleep and breakfast. We had a clean dog though…which would not last. Lucky we were on a river (good for dog dunking)
It always takes me a couple days to wind down and settle in to the wildness of my vacations. Shrugging off the tenseness of everyday life and forgetting your troubles is one of the best parts of going to the middle of nowhere to relax. We floated 21 miles the first day, which gave me plenty of time to unwind. When we got to camp the first night Will and I had been up for 36+ hours. Sleeping was not a problem that night.
The Animal at the Bowknot Bend saddle.
A very cool section of the
There is a large variety of birds on the river, including ducks, geese, herrings and gulls
Around Camp Series.
I've been trying to step out of the mold with my photography this year. Pursuing that next level of imagery. Lately I've been experimenting with low light.