Our Operation Manager’s Perspective on Rafting, the Arizona Drought, and the Changing Seasons

Our Operation Manager’s Perspective on Rafting, the Arizona Drought, and the Changing Seasons

By: Jack Gunckle – Operations Manager As Wilderness Aware’s river operation manager I am back in the office after an all too short visit to the Salt River in Arizona last month. In early Spring I normally find myself sleeping under the stars in…

Browns Canyon Takeout Gets a Facelift

Browns Canyon Takeout Gets a Facelift

The Hecla Junction River Access Point is the ending point for many of Wilderness Aware’s Arkansas River Browns Canyon trips. River users recently benefited from a $1.2 million makeover that will make Hecla Junction more convenient for rafters and will protect it from flood…

A friendly fox at our Buena Vista, CO rafting office

A friendly fox at our Buena Vista, CO rafting office

During the summer months at our whitewater rafting office in Buena Vista, Colorado there is non-stop activity nearly 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There are rafting customers coming in and out of the front doors, guides loading boats in the backyard,…