Foggy Memory Boys: A new kind of bluegrass revolution is happening in the unlikely town of Taos, New Mexico. With a fresh rip -snortin’ approach to strong melodically driven songs Carefully crafted to have a sound all their own. The band has been pushing their way to the forefront of the New Mexico bluegrass scene. Formed around late night jams at the prestigious Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival, they blur the lines between traditional bluegrass roots music and more contemporary styles. Performed with a raw intensity, the Lightning fast instrumentals with their soul crushing melodies will make your head spin. The playful energy and smooth singing harmonies will have you up on your feet to the beat. (maybe even a Shell Silverstein poem) Tucked in the Mountains far away from everything…….. they are creating something different and unique. The Foggy Memory Boys combine the skills of New Mexico state Mandolin Champion Jacob Hagerty on mandolin, the lightning-fast picking of Andy Yeomans on guitar, Undertaker Uncle Willie Hunton on dobro, and singer songwriter extraordinaire Zephaniah Stringfield. While all four are talented in their own right, FMB is definitely a case of the whole being greater than its parts. Quickly becoming one of the most exciting acoustic acts in the Southwest today, sharing the stage at events with acts such as Tim O’brien, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, the Infamous Stringdusters, Liver Down the River, and the Kyle Tuttle band. Bringing that festival vibe to whatever venue they appear.The Foggy Memory Boys are descending from the wild heart of the Taos mountains and spreading across the region. Currently booking shows in New Mexico and beyond.
Day 1: After meeting at 9am we will take a scenic 1 hr. shuttle to the put-in that features vistas of the craggy peaks of the San Juan Mountains, the massive Brazos Cliffs-over 3000 vertical feet high, and the village of Tierra Amarilla, the center of Reies Tijerina’s land grant revolt of the l960’s. Our launch point is at El Vado Ranch, a rustic, riverside fishing resort. The Chama River immediately whisks us away through a series of swift riffles and into the evergreen-lined canyon. We enter Chama Canyon Wilderness and negotiate Aragon Rapids (Class II). Our camp will be on an old high-water bench, under shelter of ponderosa pines and Douglas firs. After a delicious supper everyone will settle in around the campfire for laughter, music and good times!
Day 2: Enjoy a very leisurely morning beginning with a hearty, hot breakfast. A song or two to get us going and we are of down the River. Hike up any of the numerous side canyons or to the top of Navaho Peak for a spectacular vista. We will arrive at camp early for more relaxing camp time, riverside music and great food.
Day 3: We will encounter some longer, steeper rapids and multi-hued sandstone cliffs up to 1000′ high. Emerging from the canyon wilderness area, we observe a quiet zone as we pass the Christ in the Desert Monastery. Now begins the lively whitewater run (Class II-III) into the headwaters of Abiquiu upper Reservoir. Our take out at mid-afternoon, enables us to return you to your vehicles in Abiquiu before 4:00pm.
Get ready to pitch a tent, sling a hammock, throw down a pad, and relax! Every day we will prepare and serve you a delicious riverside lunch, not limited to, but often including an array of home-roasted sandwich meats and homemade dips and salsas (see some of our recipes here). In addition, our camp dinners and breakfasts are a classic staple of the Far Flung experience, as 40 years in business has not only taught us the principles of reading white-water…but also of cooking and camp ambiance!
***Please let us know ahead of time about any allergies or special food requirements***
Following is a list of required and recommend items for this three-day camping excursion. You will also receive this list as part of your confirmation email. As part of the trip we will provide waterproof drybags for all of your personal items, camp chairs for fireside relaxation and enjoyment, plus any tents, pads and sleeping bags that you and your group need.
Please click here to look at a more in-depth list of required and recommended camp gear:
Join us for an adventure that you will never forget!