After working in an automotive repair shop during the week: my brakes are making noise, my truck won’t start, my air conditioning is warm, my oil is leaking, and the like, Anne and I like to chill on the weekends. This last weekend we spent our time on the Poudre River. Saturday we went rafting with A1 Wildwater for half a day and it was FANTASTIC. We spent two hours on the river shooting through class III and IV rapids over a 12 mile stretch of water. And the water was as cold as the air was hot. 45 degree water and 95 degree air made for quite the contrast. We took our friend Marianne along who had not rafted before and she had a blast, as did we. It was probably the best run we have had since coming to Colorado 22 years ago.
On Sunday, we rode our bikes along the Poudre Trail and stopped to cool off in the city portion of the river. By the time the water reaches Shields Street, it is way cooler and way diminished in flow and we enjoyed getting in. What a jewel. I sure hope we can keep the river flowing, but as we all know everyone in Colorado covets water and our Poudre is no different.