Intro to Canoeing
In our day long exploration, there will be times for quiet reflection, time to turn our awareness out onto this wild stretch of river, and time for sharing, laughter, and community building.
Prepare yourself for a relaxed wilderness canoeing experience amidst the farms and ranches of Boulder & Weld counties. Come meet the family of bald eagles that lives close by, the two families of great horned owls, or the monstrous snapping turtle that has shown up on many of our journeys. You may also see a mink, some snowy egrets, yellow-headed blackbirds, great blue herons, and more! There is always something new to see and learn. We’ll spend about 6 hours on a 8-mile section of the lower St. Vrain river.
June 10th (half day), 9 am to 2 pm, $75
September 23rd (half day), 9 am to 2 pm, $75
August 5th (full day), 9 am to 4 pm, $95
About Your Guides:
Lauren Bond Kovsky, Head Guide & Founder, The River’s Path
Lauren has always been guided by nature. With nearly 20 years of outdoor education experience, she brings intimate knowledge of all that nature has to offer. Lauren is the founder of The Rivers’ Path and has led river trips in several states and also served as a canoeing instructor in Colorado.
Lauren is also a regular national speaker and an expert on Colorado’s rivers. Currently, she is exploring the effects of the great floods of 2013 on the rivers of northern Colorado.
Lauren holds an M.A. from Naropa University in Environmental Leadership, a B.A. from Bucknell University in Animal Behavior and Environmental Studies, and is a certified Ontological Coach from the Newfield Network. She lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband and two dogs. In her spare time, she is on a natural adventure that involves skiing, hiking, camping, backpacking, or of course, canoeing.
Suza Bedient is a wilderness guide mentoring in Full Presence. Her work is to bring people Fully, Vibrantly Alive, by reconnecting them to their deepest identity, the landscapes of the earth that know them. She is a senior NOLS faculty with over 300 weeks in wild places around the world. She finds by slowing down and opening our awareness, we can reweave ourselves into the Great Web and re-member our place in the family of things.