2008 Summer Vacation Day 4 – Rafting Cataract Canyon

After a surprizing good night of sleep, we woke up to great cowboy coffee and hot chocolate.  The guide’s made a egg, sausage, pepper, onion, and tomato scramble in the dutch oven. After packing up camp we rafted down calm water, to about a 1/2 mile past the confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers.  The confluence is the point which splits Canyonlands National Park into its three distinct districts:  Islands in the Sky, Maze, and Needles. Riverside our guides began breaking up our rafting rig and preparing rafts for whitewater.  Customers that took a two day trip met up with us at this point via jet boat.  Our group grew from 12 to 28 really quick. After all of the orientation and rigging, we loaded onto the boats.  Jennifer, the kids, and I choose to ride the J-rig.