Thursday, September 6, 2012

Whitewater Rafting on the Flathead River...

Glacier Park is so beautiful, we decided to combine our sightseeing with a little adventure. I booked us into a half day trip down the Flathead River. This particular stretch of water was made famous by Meryl Streep and Kevin Bacon when they starred in the movie, "The River Wild". The movie was filmed on this exact stretch of water.

I assured the assured the rafting company that Max was not afraid of the water and could swim - especially if in a life jacket. He was a year under the age limit, but because I was confident he would cope they were fine with that. Great - our first family adventure activity was about to become a reality.

Our trip began with a short bus trip up the river.

Our adventure would consist of a six mile trip down the river. The first two miles would be quite gentle, while the last four would contain grade 2 and 3 with one grade 4 rapid. It was a perfect day with the temperature in the mid 30's. The first two miles gave us time to really admire the scenery - Wow!

Things were starting to heat up, so Yas and Max took their new seats on the ground of the boat in the center of the boat between Garry and I. With their feet wedged under the seat and gripping the safety rope tightly the real fun began.

The following images were taken by a photographer who worked for the Rafting Company. These shots feature the rapid named, "Bonecrusher!"

I am so happy I have this memory that I can share with my Husband and Children. We had a great day!


  1. Wow, looks amazing Jo. Adventure of a lifetime!! We miss you guys and are counting down the months/days til you come home!!

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    Rafting Rishikesh

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    Rafting Rishikesh

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