Trip Report


Lacey just arrived from the USA with another of our “International Travel” cataraft packages. After a shakedown cruise on the lower Jatanyacu at reasonably high water, we headed to the Rio Hollin with Timothy Dent of River People Ecuador for an overnight trip on this classic. It was fantastic! See […]

Rio Hollin!


The water on the Piatua was quite high today. Most of the kayakers decided not to run and I put in at the lower put-in. It turned out to be a very fun, nearly continuous, Class III+/IV run with one solid Class IV+. And the shuttle out even after being […]

Awesome Day on the Rio Piatua


Joined up with a group of German kayakers the other day for a run on the Upper Misahualli river in Ecuador. So beautiful and great fun. The upper Mis is a creeky style run with nearly continuous action. Most of the rapids on the run are tight class III requiring […]

Super Fun Creeking





We just finished a 7-day trip down the Rio Verde/Rio Sirupa near Madera in the state of Chihuahua. What started out as creeking on the Rio Verde (estimated 200 cfs) was Grand Canyon style boating on the Sirupa with all the rain! Check out the pictures below for a comparison. […]

From Creeking to Canyon Style!



Just a sampling of the awesome scenery in Mexican river canyons. This is from the upper Rio Bavispe, where Lacey and I just completed what may be the first cataraft descent. Certainly it is one of the few times this section of river has been boated. With low water there […]

Mexican Adventures


From a work colleague upon learning that I was taking a personal “leave of absence.”  Basically becoming voluntarily unemployed for the next six months: Best of luck in your big adventure! You are an inspiration. I really enjoyed the film about your Guatemala trip when you showed it in Sacramento, […]

Yes, We’re on the Right Track


Finally got to get the new custom Sotar “Rockette” cataraft on the water. What a shakedown cruise, the Class IV-V Illinois River in southern Oregon. Green Wall (Class V) is definitely a good test of both the boat and the rower’s ability. Overall, the boat is fantastic and does everything […]

New Rockette Design is Awesome





Many of Mexico’s best whitewater rivers can only be rafted during the monsoon season. This is when little creeks become raging whitewater rivers. We were headed for the put-in of the Mulatos-Aros river to do a one hundred and forty mile exploration. This would be a second descent. Our truck […]

Flash Flood Arroyo



Well, we weren’t able to run the Rio Copon. We were denied access to the river by the local villagers (to say the least). On the plus(?) side, we did make the Guatemalan network news and had several newspaper articles written about our attempt to run the river. Most of […]

No Rio Copon…


Check out the latest trip report on the First Descent of the Rio Tehuantepec in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico! http://golightoutdoors.com/trips/rio-tehuantepec-another-first-descent/ Please Share With Your Friends

New Trip Report




Well, after our great adventure in Mexico, a lot of us returned to our “normal” lives and went back to work and such. Lacey and Rocky turned right around and drove down to Mazatlan to explore some more rivers. First up was the Baluarte. Rocky was kind enough to send […]

Wish I Was There!


Just finished a 16 day private rafting trip down the Colorado River through the grand canyon. What can I say, the canyon is, well, GRAND! Spectacular scenery, interesting side hikes, and cool activities like forming a floating train of bodies in the Little Colorado River. We took our “big” boats […]

Grand Canyon


A belated post about our trip down the SF Boise River after running the Owyhee for the second time. We had time in Boise before heading for the Gates of Lodore (trip report) and decided to check out the run from Danskin Bridge to Neal Bridge on the SF Boise […]

South Fork Boise



Battery Pack at Otter Bar Lodge
After regrouping for showers, laundry, and more importantly, internet access in Grants Pass at the Rogue Overnighters RV Park, we headed down to the Cal Salmon. What a great river! Multiple runs to be had from Class II to Class IV+/V and almost nobody else on the river. Beautiful canyons, […]

Our New Favorite River



We hooked up with Will Volpert of Indigo Creek Outfitters and his brothers for a couple of “creek” runs north of Ashland, Oregon. You definitely have to go light for running creeks like these! Upper Applegate The upper Applegate is the run above the reservoir while the lower Applegate is […]

Southern Oregon Creeking