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Rafting Season Forecast for 2024

Mild to Wild’s Rafting Season Forecast for 2024 You better air out those Chacos and shake the dry bags out of that crusty hibernation hole, because it’s time for the Rafting Season Forecast of 2024!  In snowy sum, this year’s swell through the Colorado Plateau looks like it’s going to ripple and flow right down […]

Renaming the Rivers of Southwest Colorado — The Juan Rivera 1765 Expedition

Renaming the Rivers of Southwest Colorado — The Juan Rivera 1765 Expedition The majority of the information in this article about the naming (and renaming) of Southwest Colorado rivers on the Juan Rivera expedition, including Rivera’s journal excerpts, has been sourced from the incredible and comprehensive work of Steven G. Baker and Rick Hendrick’s Juan […]

Each Rafting Section of the Colorado River Explained

Each Rafting Section of the Colorado River Explained “If you really love something, you want to see all of it, not just the most beautiful parts of it.” – Mike and Jenny Fiebig, River Advocates who spent five months paddling the entirety of the Colorado River Like any river, the Colorado begins with a small […]

The Animas River — A Tale of Untamed Resilience

The Animas River — A Tale of Untamed Resilience The appellation, “Río de Las Animas”—the River of Souls—was written in the journal of Spanish colonizer, Juan Maria Antonio Rivera while crossing the Animas River on horseback in 1765 (Durango Herald). One can only imagine what sights lended to this name.   Perhaps Rivera sensed the looming […]

Your Guide to Visiting Moab in March

Your Guide to Visiting Moab in March Ever found yourself dodging selfie sticks or wrestling with reservations? Or feeling more restricted than a penguin in a tuxedo during peak tourist season? Then visiting Moab in March could be your welcome respite.  Visiting Moab in March can allow you to score on the area’s best campsites, […]

River Guide, Sam Cook on 30 Years of Adventure

River Guide, Sam Cook on 30 Years of Adventure I had scant knowledge of Sam Cook before our interview. As an Adventure Consultant, my world revolves around calls and keystrokes, tethered to the indoors. Sam, on the other hand, is a river guide, navigating the outdoors, guiding people down the river. Despite us both working […]

A 30 Year Journey on Rocky Mountain Snowmelt – Mild to Wild’s Beginnings

A 30 Year Journey on Rocky Mountain Snowmelt – Mild to Wild’s Beginnings If you’ve ever wondered how Mild to Wild has grown into the outfitter it is today, grab the rewinder and stop when you hit 1994.  You’ll find two Durango river guides illegally parking a bus on the side of their basement apartment, […]

What is El Niño and its 2024 Forecast for Southwestern Rivers

What is El Niño and its 2024 Forecast for Southwestern Rivers A freaky weather phenomenon occurs every few years, known as El Niño, and fishers were the first to notice it (vox.com).  Beginning around Christmas, the sea surface warms up like the vacation of your dreams. Do not open up a new tab and Google […]

How to Shop to the Best Holiday Deals on Whitewater Adventures for 2023

How to Shop the Best Holiday Deals on Whitewater Adventures Click here if you’d like to skip to a section: Top Selling Trips How to Save the Most Gift Certificates How to Pick the Right Multi-Day Trip Are you ready for an impromptu inundation of Black Friday river puns, in anticipation of the best holiday […]

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