Our “Paddle ‘n’ Peaches” program combines our love for the river with our love for sustainable agriculture, fresh-picked fruit and homemade goodies. We’ll spend Monday learning about river features, how to read water, paddle with proper technique and practice safety as individuals and as a group. On Tuesday we’ll launch the lower Gunnison River and paddle five miles through the Dominguez-Escalante Canyon to our riverside camp at Honey Rock Landing. At Honey Rock, we’ll have a farm-to-table dinner before setting up camp by the orchard. Wednesday morning we will have an engaging farm tour while picking buckets of peaches. After packing up camp, we’ll paddle to our next riverside camp, surrounded by hidden swimming holes and sandy beaches. On our final day, we’ll paddle to the take-out and drive back to Telluride where we’ll make our very own jars of homemade jam before saying goodbye to our newfound friends. On Friday, students will have the option of signing up for time slots to sell organic produce at the Honey Rock Landing stand at the Telluride Farmer’s Market!
Important Notes: Students will be on the river for most of this program. Though PFDs will be worn on the water, students should be confident swimmers and feel comfortable around moving water. River trips are subject to change based on water levels, weather and ability.
Monday – Thursday
The group will depart on Tuesday and return on Thursday.
*All programs in Sessions 5.1 and 5.2 will be based out of the Telluride Mountain School in Lawson Hill.