Rafting On The Taylor River

Rafting On The Taylor River

The Taylor River is a classic high alpine river with majestic canyon walls on either side, soaring pine trees lining the canyon and we enjoy nothing more than keeping #active and thundering down the rapids. The excitement keeps our energy high throughout the day, and the canyon is an awesome place to spend the best day of the summer whilst exploring the #nature #Colorado has to offer.


A huge highlight of our time in Colorado was white water rafting with Three Rivers Outfitters on the Taylor River.

We LOVE white water rafting, and as Simon is still a little young for real rapids, it was a huge treat for Peter and Whitney to let him hang with them while I went along with the big guys for the day.

Our rafting crew
Our rafting crew
Enjoying the rapids
Enjoying the rapids
White water rafting
White water rafting

These pictures are ones from the rafting company. Bailey looks like she is fighting some sort of battle. Ben looks terrified. Mary Polly is screaming. Cole and Tony go back and forth between laughing and being shocked by the very cold water.

This is getting intense!
This is getting intense!
But it's still a lot of fun!
But it's still a lot of fun!

The Taylor River was so beautiful. I would love to go back and do the longer version of this float trip. We also had a perfect, sunny day so we weren’t miserably cold when we got wet.

We even cracked a joke or two while paddling!
We even cracked a joke or two while paddling!

Tony and Mary Polly even jumped in the water when we were stopped for a break.

Oops
Oops!
We're fine but that was a close one
We're fine but that was a close one
We're getting pretty tired already
We're getting pretty tired already

Our guide, Adam, was amazing. He’s been doing this for several years and he impressed us with his knowledge of the river.

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And we impressed him with our stellar paddling!

Stellar paddling
Excellent paddle work!

Before we would go through a tough spot, he would prep us with instructions that required all my brain power to remember. Afterwards, he would always compliment us on how well we did.

NOT AGAIN!
NOT AGAIN!
That guy in the front got super wet
That guy in the front got super wet
 But acts like nothing happened. Got to love that attitude!
 But acts like nothing happened. Got to love that attitude!
GO TEAM!
GO TEAM!
The guy in the back was definetly posing for this picture
The guy in the back was definitely posing for this picture
More rafting
More rafting
Watch out!
Watch out!
NONOONONNONO!
NONOONONNONO!
That was close
That was close

Next year Simon will be old enough to do some of the rafting trips. I’m hoping he’s over his aversion to water on his face by then.

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