Blue Trails, wilderness adventures on civilized rivers.

I’ve had the incredible privilege to raft or kayak many wilderness rivers, including some of the most amazing runs in the Western United States. From a nine-day trip on Alaska’s Copper River, complete with icebergs, glaciers, wolves and grizzly bears, to a couple three-week trips on the Colorado River through Grand Canyon, these adventures have been the best times of my life.

Somewhere along the way, I seem to have absorbed the notion that river trips had to involve wilderness or whitewater to be worthwhile. Read why this is silly

Rafting on the Klamath

Getting it all together at the put-in on Saturday morning.

This weekend I had the pleasure of two days of rafting on the Klamath River, a few hours north of where I live. Klamath Riverkeeper held a benefit float and party on Saturday and then six of us put together an impromptu trip on Sunday. There are few things more conducive to unwinding than floating a river and it wasn’t till I got off the water Sunday afternoon that I realized how much better I felt compared to the last few weeks. Read the rest