Many women have told me they admire my ability to run high water, class IV -V rapids. If they only knew how nervous I was beforehand – they might not make those comments. Often, I have butterflies in my stomach. Anytime I am on high water or I run a […]


Just got off the Gates of Lodore through Dinosaur National Monument at some very high flows; about 9,000 cfs on Lodore and near 24,000 cfs through Split Mountain after the Yampa joins the Green. Big, powerful Class III water for the most part. Some big waves to run and some […]

Colorado Whitewater

For those of you following our river journey at www.golightoutdoors.com We’re now heading for the Owyhee River in southeast Oregon. Looking to run the lower canyon, but would be interested in the middle canyon (Three Forks to Rome) if we can get some more boaters. Launch around June 9 for […]

River Journey Continues

Read all about the start of our river journey at www.golightoutdoors.com. We boated the Upper Sacramento river (Cantara), then did a very special anniversary run on the Rogue, and next was the spectacular North Fork Smith.

Great Start!

Mulatos Aros River, Mexico
We are almost ready to take off on another river journey. We will let the river levels determine our path. Here is our general itinerary: May in Oregon/Northern California, June in Idaho, July in Colorado/Arizona, and August in Mexico. I hope you will grab your boat and meet us somewhere […]


Ladore Canyon on the Green River
Welcome to the brand new nocoolers blog. Follow along with this blog to learn my secrets for planning, packing, and preparing delicious food on multi-day outings without a cooler or ice using nonperishable items and fresh produce. Better yet buy the book while it is still on sale. Can’t afford it or do not think […]