05 Nov 12 Dead river weekend
Absolutely fantastic, the whole shebang: river trip, hospitality, lodging, food, staff, atmosphere … far exceeded my already high expectations. The cabin was pristine and tranquil, the food was amazing, and the beer of course was freshly brewed and deluxe.
I think I was most impressed with was the staff. Not the usual high-school-maturity multitasked river guide/hash slinging/bus driving burnouts, but a group of enthusiastic, engaging, smart and committed young (and not so young) adults who clearly love what they do.
Added bonus: giant pumpkin end-of-season explosion!
Can't wait to get back.
Rating: 5 *****