A Family Rafting Adventure!

Posted on July 23, 2011

Our family recently got together for our semi-annual reunion and to celebrate our mom’s 85th b-day.  While we go to different locations around the country (since we are spread out from the south to the west coast), this year’s trip took us to Crested Butte, Colorado.  One of the highlights of the trip was rafting down the Taylor River.  The large snowfall this year made for a huge run off in the rivers so we were treated to a spectacular Class III adventure.  While Grandma wanted to join us, she decided not to when the guide told her there would be a good chance of falling in and if that wasn’t enough  the water temperature (around 36 degrees) would probably cause a heart attack.  She decided to back out at that point followed us down the river in a car.  It was a good call in retrospect.  As you’ll see in the video, one of the rafts got hung up on a rock and later flipped three of our family members into the water.  Make sure to check out the last minute or two of the clip where both my brother and I decided to try “bull riding” on the front of the raft.  What a laugh!

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