Thursday, July 31, 2008

Rafting the Poudre

The Cache La Poudre River is Colorado's first and only designated "National Wild and Scenic" river. In the 1800's, the canyon was home to Native Americans, trappers, miners, stage travelers, and outlaws. The river's name, Cache La Poudre (translated as hide the powder), was acquired in 1825 when French trappers buried gunpowder along the river's bank to conceal it from others.

Enough with the history. Dirrty Girl and I along with some family members took a 1/2 day trip down the Poudre navigating class II and III rapids for approximately 4.5 miles of wet and wild fun. Dirrty Girl even managed to get thrown from the raft as we navigated our way downriver. We did haul her back in.

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