Green River Rafting - Day 1

If the Green River summary page wasn't enough for you, here's some more pictures from Day 1 of our multi-day rafting trip.

We saw the Green River the day before from the Harpers Corner overlook inside Dinosaur National Park

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Some pretty amazing rock formations

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Here's a closeup - turns out we had lunch the third day on the Green River on this sandy beach

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After a pre-departure meeting the night before, we met at the OARS office in Vernal, Utah early the next morning for a couple hour drive Northeast to the Green River put-in at the Gates of Lodore
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Alek & Kyle in front and Dirk & Wendy in back about to push off down the Green river

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Bret Wojciak paddles us out from the put-in ... he was great!

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About to enter the Gates of Lodore

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Scary looking photographer dude! ;-)

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Kyle smiles for the camera as we get closer to the Canyon walls

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Dirk was also pretty darn excited about rafting down the Green River

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Kyle and Dirk look up at the Canyon Walls ... and yes, that is my camera bag that was moved shortly!

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David pulls on the oars of another boat - our river trip had five guides with 15 passengers

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Coming in to our first stop at one of the typical sandbar beaches on the Green River

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Dirk and Kyle give a thumbs-up to the tasty food - it was great - you won't go hungry on an OARS trip!

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Wendy and Bret reflected in Dirk's sunglasses

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Camera bag has been stowed as we enter the first set of Green River rapids - lots more of these to come!

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Continue on with pictures from Day 2 on the Green River or go back to the main Green River Rafting page
If you want to have an incredible rafting experience, check out the great trips at OARS - they were awesome!