After a week and 1000 miles of driving, I was still only one state away from home. And despite my skin being fully covered in sweat, dirt, and dog hair, I was definitely living the dream. The road trip began inconspicuously with a Sunday trip to the Poudre River near Ft Collins, CO. But after […]
Road Trip 2013
In late June of 2013, I set out on a 3 week kayaking road trip through the northern Rocky Mountains. I began the journey solo but soon joined up with my Colorado kayaking friends as we explored the rivers of Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana.
The adventure is documented in several articles that are presented below in correct chronological order, and once you start reading an article, it will include links to the previous and next articles.
It was a wonderful experience that I will continue to appreciate through these stories and photos.
One of River’s dog bowls was riding shotgun in the van with an old black sock draped over its edge dripping water onto the carpet. Just moments prior, I dipped the sock into the bowl’s water and used it as a makeshift washcloth to soak my shirtless body with moisture that evaporated in just a […]kayak, road trip 2013
Kelly’s, as it is colloquially known, is a flagship example of a whitewater kayaking park. It is named for the benefactor’s sister who died in a car crash at a young age. I am not certain why they chose to create a whitewater park in her honor, but I am certain that it is a […]kayak, road trip 2013
The following day, I bid adieu to the Holcombe’s and motored north through a pastoral landscape that was more reminiscent of Upstate New York than the Rocky Mountain West. In contrast to the massive ranches of Colorado, the green, rolling, Idahoan fields were parceled into manageable family homesteads and punctuated by the archetypical wooden barn. […]kayak, road trip 2013
In the 15 days I had been traveling through Wyoming and Idaho, one thing had remained constant—it had not rained a drop. Not only that, but I can barely recall even seeing any clouds during those two weeks. So when the concussive thunder clapped at 4am near Lolo Pass, my sudden awakening could not have […]kayak, road trip 2013