July and August at a rafting company can be crazy. All of our staff are expected to work a lot of hours with little to no time off, and usually no set schedule. However, every once in a while the river gods smile down on us and allow us a day that is slow enough to maybe get out and play a little bit. Entire days off during the peak season are few and far between, but when they do come around we always try to take full advantage!
What do we do with these days off? Depends on the guide. Today several of our staff are down at Red Rocks for a concert. Some days guides will take boats out and hone their skills on different rivers. Me? I try to spend my time off in the mountains. There's nothing that takes your mind off work like a gruelling 14 hour day of hiking and climbing.
Last week I went with Ross to climb Lone Eagle Peak- truly one of the most inspiring mountains I have ever come across.
This week? A little alpine adventure in our back yard- the Gore Range! Did the Zodiac Traverse with a good friend. A truly awesome experience!