The Chronicle -

By Frank Armendariz
Outdoors Writer 

An adventure to take your breath away


August 29, 2019


Outfitter Evan Wills of River Trail Guides, making it look "matter of fact" in the notorious Brown's hole.

An old friend saved a quote from a book he once read. Touched by the words that reminded him of his first whitewater trip, he had them written in an old style script on parchment paper. Nicely framed, they hang on his living room wall and go something like this...

"... It will take your breath away, first calmly drifting but then you hear it and then see it. You pour over the edge of the calm water, a rush of spray hits your face, as you feel the raft dipping and rocking in the waves. Balancing, leaning and maneuvering, working with the current you pass the torrent. And suddenly you realize...

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