In early January, I floated the Rio Grande for 11 days with three friends - Peter Levin, Robby Dohrn, and Gus Griffin - as the narrative backbone for an environmental documentary. The Lower Canyons of the Rio Grande is designated as a Wild and Scenic River and is one of the most remote places in the Lower 48. We saw only one another for 9 days.
But despite environmental protection and isolation, the Lower Canyons of the Rio Grande (and the river in general) are threatened by a variety of issues, from decreasing water flows to climate change and new border protection tactics (a wall).
Pete and I have interviewed four people (one more to go) whose lives are intimately involved with the river. The long work of editing ~150 gigabytes of footage and photos is just beginning, but I'll keep this blog and my instagram (link at the instagram logo at the bottom of the page) updated as I go!
Thanks to Alpacka Raft for outfitting us with phenomenal packrafts and Far Flung Adventures (Taos) for providing us with paddles!