Project Description

River Music with Miles Zuniga

At-A-Glance:

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  • Dates: July 31-August 2, 2020

  • PARTICIPANTS: No prior experience necessary and we welcome rafters 6 years of age and older.

  • CRAFT:  Paddle boat, oar boat, individual or two-man inflatable kayak, and Stand Up Paddleboard are all options.

  • COST: Adult: $650.00   Child(11 and under): $550.00   50% Deposit Required

  • CANCELLATION POLICY:  Reservation cancellation more than 2 weeks before trip date receives a refund minus 10% of trip cost. Less than two weeks before trip date forfeits deposit.

Miles Zuniga is a Grammy nominated recording artist and songwriter. He started Fastball in 1994 with Tony Scalzo and Joey Shuffield. The trio had a smash hit with “The Way” in 1998. Miles has written several songs with other artists including Spoon and the Dandy Warhols.

Learn more about Miles, his music and what he is up to at his website mileszuniga.com or check out upcoming shows and tour dates with Fastball at fastballtheband.com

River Music with Miles Zuniga Dates: July 31-August 2, 2020

Day 1:

An 1-1/2 hr. shuttle to the put-in 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 is 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 with Miles Zuniga.

Day 2:

Enjoy a very leisurely morning beginning with a hearty, hot breakfast. A song or two to get us going and we are off 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 6:00pm.

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***

Camp Gear:

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 tents, waterproof drybags for all of your personal items and camp chairs for fireside relaxation and enjoyment. Sleeping pads and sleeping bags are not included, though if needed we provide a sleep kit (1 sleeping bag and sleeping pad) for an additional $12/night.

Please click here to look at a more in-depth list of required and recommended camp gear:

Going Camping? Here’s what you’ll need.