But loading the rafts is no problem for our other guides, Eddie and Dave.
Then we have to move the rafts and all the gear to the boat launch and load the boats.
The class arrives from their morning geology stop and Eddie gives them the safety talk before we get on the river.
The clouds help add to the dynamic feel of the blood red cliffs.
The class arrives some time after the sunset and just manage to get their tents up in the last squeak of light. The next morning we get the rafts inflated.
These clouds were the only ones we saw on the whole trip. I get the feeling most of the sunset action was going on behind this ridge.
Whisps of smoke drift up and over to mid-frame over the river bend.
Dave relaxes by putting a hook in the water.
Our simple camp... waiting for the rest to arrive.
After a short drive, we're at Trout Creek Campground. Time to unload, set up camp and take it easy.