These pictures were snapped by Mr. Mitchell while out on the river with Team River Runner, a mission he wrote about in the article “Out-Paddling The Demons- Team River Runner Westwater Trip 9/26 – 28 2014.” Please enjoy the full article here at DBP MAGAZINE ONLINE, posted on 11/28/14.
John W. Mitchell is freelance writer on a wide range of topics from healthcare to craft beer. He lives on south side of The Western Slope in Cedaredge, Colorado. He is a ski and rafting volunteer with Colorado Discover Ability and he will publish his first novel “Medical Necessity” in 2015. You can read more of his writing at http://snowpackpr.com/portfolio3
Members of the first Team River Runner and Colorado Discover Ability expedition pose for a group shot.
A vet celebrates his successful run of the first significant rapid of the trip.
Dave Robey, a Navy veteran with the national TRR office in Washington, D.C., watches a group of kayakers power through a rapid.
A group of Team River Runner vets take on a Class 3 rapid in Ruby Horse Thief Canyon. Class 4 rapids were waiting for the group the next day in Westwater Canyon.
Sunrise on Day 2 finds the team’s kayaks waiting against a splendid backdrop.
If your local paddling community would like to get involved with Team River Runners, contact Dave Robey at [email protected] r iv errunners.org or through their website at http://www.teamriverrunner.org/ .