Check out Jordan Howell's blog post, with an exciting report of his second river experience, the 2015 Splore FA rafting trip. Last year my husband Gary acted as Jordan's provider, and I tagged along as the water carrier. To be honest, white water rafting was not on my bucket list, and I had to fight my fear before we hit the real rapids. Taking a hint from the FA participants I learned to let go, to put my trust in the captain of my boat and had an unforgettable and wonderful experience that left me high for a week following our return home.
SPLORE allows people of all abilities to experience the great American outdoors.
Out there in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by majestic towering rocks, I remembered a moment in time, 40 years ago, when I crossed the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, seeing rafters going down the river. "Not for us," my ex husband said, "not for us."
The thrill to realize I had made it back to the American West, to those mountains, and canyons, and to be floating down the river in the company of my present husband and an amazingly brave troupe of people with FA, dedicated and fun river rats (acting as guides).
These (X)SPLORE trips are a wonderful experience, now that I've been on one, I highly recommend them to everyone. If you want to volunteer as a river guide, check out the website splore dot org.