The annual FIBArk beginner trip is this coming Saturday, June 14! Led by Kurt Schroeder and Jim McGee, we will meet at the Rincon put-in (a few miles downriver from Salida) at 9:30 AM and go down to Valley Bridge. It has two, maybe three, class III rapids that are very straight forward. If you have been on the river four or so times and have been doing solid class II's you are good to go!
Jose Nunez of Colorado Springs said it was difficult to learn to kayak, but joining the Pikes Peak Whitewater Club helped him learn the skills to tangle with the rapids. "For me, learning was hard because I weight 253 pounds," he said. "I lack flexibility, but what I lack in athletic ability I make up in pure determination."
Video by Ron Lins. Music by Ronald Jenkees.