Whitewater Action

Action in Yellow Bank Rapid on the Taos Box Section of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument.Going Vertical. The safety lecture includes relevant information pertaining to this exact possibility. I would venture a guess that they got their money’s worth but perhaps a bit more than they bargained for.

Taos Box Section, Rio Grande Gorge, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, New Mexico

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Sometimes you don't even need to paddle.Power Line Drop. Even in the big rapids, sometimes paddling isn’t really necessary or perhaps an option. It’s all about hanging on.

Power Line Falls, Taos Box, Rio Grande River, New Mexico

Guiding a whitewater raft on the Rio Grande River.The Sweep. Guiding a raft, full of fun loving paying clients, doesn’t always require that you actually look where your going. It appears that CJ is doing a quick check of her paddle placement.

Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, New Mexico

Whitewater action of the Rio Grande de Norte National MonumentThe Trench. The action of the Rio Bravo Section is all about being up close and personal. Even when you have the best line, you sometimes get a bit more than you bargained for but this intrepid crew came up all smiles.

Taos Box Section, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

Dropping over the edge of 60 MPH Rapid on the Rio Grande RIverOver the Edge. Constriction of the river channel is one way that Mother Nature creates a rapid. This particular whitewater drop is the youngest and was a result of rockfall from the West Rim.

60 MPH Rapid, Taos Box, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, New Mexico

Kayak surfing on the Rio Grande River, New Mexico.Beauty Wave Surf. The Rio Grande River, of Northern New Mexico not only provides precious water to the Desert Southwest but also yields loads of fun and adventure to whitewater enthusiast.

Rio Grande River, New Mexico

The taos box of the Rio Grande River, New Mexico,On it. One of the sweet spots of the rivers highest drop, affords one a moment of glory.

Power Line Falls, Taos Box, Rio Grande Gorge

Rafting adventure on the Rio Grande River.60 MPH. One of the new rapids on this class V run constricts the flow over against the left shore and produces a nice drop.

Taos Box Section, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, New Mexico

Whitewater raft takes a hit in a Class 5 rapid.S.S. Taylor. River guide Kathy, President of New Wave Rafting Company, knows the river like her backyard, because it’s in her backyard. Here she demonstrates how it’s done with that ever shining smile.

Taos Box, Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River, New Mexico

Rafting the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument.Savory Second. A moment in time sometimes seems to stand still. For these folks, they probably wished this one could have lasted a bit longer.

Yellow Bank Rapid, Taos Box Section, Rio Grande River, New Mexico

6 Responses to Whitewater Action

  1. tara golden says:

    wow. your photos are awesome.. you have some great gorge shots! i am a photographer/videographer in town.. been making videos for los rios.
    my text is 443 4867469. any interest in chatting?
    tara

  2. tara golden says:

    hi brett, the reason i posted in comments rather than email you is that i do not see any option to do so on this website. i am also not on facebook. so ill wait to hear from you.
    tara

  3. Andy Jones says:

    Hi Britt, this is Andy Jones from Taos Magazine, I left you a Facebook message as well. I am looking for photos for our August issue. Feel free to shoot me an email if interested.

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