The Black River Adventure Arizona 2009
In April of 2009 I got invited to go raft the Black river in AZ with a great crew from Durango and two White Mountain Apaches.
We ran 97.5 miles of the Black River. It was a first decent in some ways. People have done sections of the river, but we got the green light to raft the river from the White Mountain Apaches. It’s illegal to raft the river with out permission. So don’t think about running it.
We launched over 8,000 feet in the cold and we dropped to about 3,400 feet. There are several class four rapids on this river. I was mainly running my video camera, so I did not shoot too many stills. But here are some pics form one of the best things I’ve ever done.
We were naming rapids as we ran them. Our map was an Arizona Gazetteer and some Google maps printed off. I hope we get to go back this spring at higher water.
Looking back at this footage I wish I had my Panasonic GH2 and I did not have to shoot this on SD. Nest Time!