As if the Rio Grande's not already swollen. This weekend, hundreds of river-mad people will launch canoes, kayaks, and homemade floating devices as part of the Great Race.

Last weekend before the crowds surged, my friend and I did a bit of river reconnaissance just to, you know, ensure the scene was safe and all.

We put in at Alameda and "put out" (as I mistakenly referred to "taking out") at Central. The river's full and fast but the entire float still took about 3 hours.

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Feeling intrepid? Here's a map of our route:

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Comment by chantal on June 5, 2008 at 9:58pm
Thank you, Tri Scott!

@ simpleton, did i catch a photo of you in the background here?
Comment by Robert and Laura on February 23, 2009 at 3:57pm
Steve, We looked at Cochiti put in. Looks fenced. More info please. Thanks!

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