Well, the season is under way and we're looking at a big water year. As was posted earlier, our snowpack was huge this winter and our runoff has been just as big so far this season.
Our two World Class rivers, the Piedra and the Upper Animas, are off and kicking. Our Upper Animas camp, at the foot of Chicago Basin, has been set and is looking stylish as usual. Our kitchen is fully equipped with everything you'll need, and we've got two new A-frames up for comfy sleeping. Guide rivalries at the horseshoe pit are starting to get intense, and any clients up to the challenge are more than welcome. The water is running pretty big out of Silverton right now, but with three trips in the book so far this season everything has gone great. "No Name" rapid has changed drastically due to a rock slide last fall, and it seems as though it will be constantly changing throughout the season. If you're interested, contact our booth at 970-259-4191. And remember that this section of the Animas has been rated one of the Top 10 river trips in the country.
Our Piedra trips are also full swing. We've done three commercial trips over there to date, and everything has gone well. Tessa and Dave just got off back-to-back days in Piedra Canyon and both came back raving about how much fun it was. The Piedra season tends to be short, so if you're interested in getting over there this season then now is the time.
Things are also starting to really pick up in town. Our trips are booking up more and more each day and we're extremely satisfied with how things have been going. Our town run is an exciting trip and is perfect for families with youngsters.
If you're looking for something bigger and a more exciting then give the Upper Animas a shot. I promise you'll never forget it.
Matt has taken charge of getting video footage of some of our runs this season. He was over on the Piedra with John and I last week and if all goes to plan, he'll have that footage posted on this blogsite by the end of the week.
Hope to see everyone in Durango! Safe travels.