Adventure Tubing…can those two words really go together in the same sentence? When I think of tubing, I think of a nice easy float down a stretch of river, not something adventurous. Well, guess what, those two words go quite nicely together! In fact, I think they are my two new favorite words together! I grew up rafting on all the rivers in Colorado and Utah, was a raft guide for 6 years, and loved tubing when I was young. Little did I know that a family owned company called Sage Outdoor Adventures (just 100 yards from the Antlers condos) would come up with a NEW outdoor activity to do in Vail beside whitewater rafting. So…here is a bit of my adventure: Started out getting to the meeting spot to get all of our gear (wetsuits, booties, gloves, helmets, etc.) We decided we looked A LOT like frogs with our gloves, but they really helped with navigating down the river!
After dressing in our amazingly attractive wetsuits, we jumped into the river in our tubes and set off downriver! We got a little taste of everything. From relaxing in the calm water to getting splashed by the waves in the little rapids. It was awesome! We saw some amazing wildlife too! A blue heron was drinking out of the river next to us and flew right above us- it was beautiful! Saw some baby ducks, geese, and a variety of other birds. There is nothing quite like being outside, in the wild!