Rio Grande Bikerafting

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clint

Rio Grande Bikerafting

Post by clint » Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:45 am

Had a pretty exciting time out on the Rio Grande last week. Two of us did White Rock Canyon as a 'loop' trip; first day was riding bikes up and over the Caja Del Rio Plateau about 40 miles to the put-in and the second day was, well, the second day was awesome. We were slow getting going that morning but managed to run the 20 miles of Rio and be back to the vehicle just after sunset. Ancho rapids were, interesting :shock: .

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RomanDial
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Re: Rio Grande Bikerafting

Post by RomanDial » Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:47 am

Very Cool.

Is this the Big Bend area of the Rio Grande or in NM?

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Re: Rio Grande Bikerafting

Post by AeroNautiCal » Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:44 pm

Bikes, Packrafts and fabulous scenery, it doesn't get better than this! Image

What a lovely trip, I'm green with envy! Speaking of green, those Packrafts look gorgeous in the new colour. Image

clint

Re: Rio Grande Bikerafting

Post by clint » Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:59 pm

Thanks for your comments.
This is in New Mexico, just west of Santa Fe. It is a fun trip.
The rafts are 09' Llamas, I'm real happy with how they are working out.
Hey Alpacka, Thanks for making such cool boats! :mrgreen:

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Re: Rio Grande Bikerafting

Post by packraftnewmexico » Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:35 pm

I have been wanting to do White Rock for years, I am sooo jelous, what was the flow when you went? Having two jobs and two kids is seroiusly limiting my packrafting, I really need to work on that. :D
Glenn Sveum
A day on the river is not subracted from the days near the end of your life!

clint

Re: Rio Grande Bikerafting

Post by clint » Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:14 pm

It was 1,800cfs at Otowi.
It's just an amazingly scenic place, Buckman excluded :roll: . I'm ready for another run, got two boats and everyone I know has two jobs and two kids or just had major hand surgery or is no longer living. ;) Enjoy it while you can.
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