Yampa River

Five Day Float.  80+ Miles.  Three Canyons.  Two Rivers.  One awesome time.  Got lucky as some friends of mine had a permit for the Yampa River in Northwest Colorado in Dinosaur National Monument for Memorial Day weekend.  This is a one of the most sought after permits in the country rivaling the Grand Canyon and the Main Fork Salmon River.  Especially to launch on Memorial Day is one in a million odds.  We had great weather, big water and good times with new and old friends alike.  Check some photos and enjoy.

Kinda like Jurassic Park.  Real Dinosaurs lurking.

Some old and new graffiti in a cave.

Looking the other direction from inside the cave.

Whiskey.  Need I say more?

Taking in the view.  Notice our boats below on the left.

Guitars are key on the river.

Sunset on the first night.

Typical view from within Yampa Canyon.

Zach and Catherine running Warm Springs Rapid.  Maytag Hole is just left of Zach's head.  Ya want to avoid that one.

The crew in the lower left.  Big wall.

More boating....

Ben on the guitar.

Another desert sunset.

Split Mountain Canyon and the end of the road...or river in this case.