Dear Jennifer, “Office Chix”
I cannot believe this. This is outrageous. My whole trip has now been ruined; I was counting on those pictures to prove to everyone the other guys paddling in my boat were a bunch of pansies hiding in the center every time we hit a wave or even a ripple. In addition due to excessive partying in my younger years I have short term memory loss and will probably forget about the trip in a couple of hours, I needed those pictures. I guess what we can do is this, I will send you a picture of me and you can cut the head off and paste it on someone is hammering through a big rapid. Even better, if you could paste it on one of the more ripped guides bodies in a boat full of female rafters that would be appreciated. It would be a way cooler story to tell/show my friends that I was guiding a raft full of hardcore chix through the numbers rather than hanging with a bunch of dudes in wetsuits.
Ok just kidding. We had a great time running the river with you guys. I really enjoy the fact that we had no one else with us and we were able to run the river without a whole mass of boats. I have run most of the rivers in Colorado several times and since I do not have enough time to spend on the river learning to run my own boat I must use river companies such as yours. I have run other rivers with many other companies including Dvorak’s before, and can honestly say that you guys have the best operation. I have some very close friends who are in turn very close with the owners and would have probably give me a load of sh%t if they actually saw pictures of me looking like a gaper/tourist with all the gear on, especially since I have been on the river quite a few times.
Also, even though Mat is a paddle Nazi I think I learned more tips from him on paddling than anyone else yet. He was cool to boat with and the other guys were great too. I will look forward to doing Gore Canyon with Mat later this summer when it is running.
Arkansas River on the Numbers @ cut off level “BIG WATER”