Do you remember New Year's 2000? The computers were going to crash, the sun would come up in the west, clocks would run backwards and Elvis Presley would return to Las Vegas.
So, we came up with a "great" idea. We hired a band and snuck off into the wild on New Year's Eve. We figured that if the world ended, at least we'd be in the canyons of the Rio Grande! It worked great - in fact, too great. We had 98 people on the trip - the largest overnight trip in the history of Far Flung.
Well, we kept the idea and threw out the largesse (no more 98!). New Year's on the Rio Grande is a celebration like no other. Not hard core or wild - just great music, fun loving people and a spectacular venue.
This year's 2013, two day, one night celebration was with the musically talented Tim Relleva. The music flowed until well pass midnight and you could not have asked for better weather.
Oh yeah, did we mention that our 2012 New Year's trip made the Washington Post? Check it out.
We're looking around right now for the 2014 troubadour(s) and we'll post it as soon as we do!
Since our flows are largely regulated by seasonal rainfall and dam releases from Mexico, our ability to predict water levels too far in advance is limited. When planning your multi-day trip on the Rio Grande, please understand that the trip may be conducted by canoe or raft.
Trip Date: December 31, 2013 - January 1, 2014 (two days, one night)
Where to Meet: Far Flung Outdoor Center (get directions)
Departure: 8:30 a.m. on Day 1
Return: (to Far Flung Outdoor Center): Approximately 3-4 p.m. on Day 2
Method of Travel: Raft or canoe
Far Flung Provides: Guides, river equipment, all meals, champagne, party favors, waterproof bags, tents, park use fees and shuttle service to and from the river.
You Provide: Sleeping bag, pad and personal gear (see packing list).
Difficulty: Easy; paddling will be required on trips traveling by canoe.
Minimum Age: 16
Trip Price: $499/person; book before November 1, 2013 and save 10%!
(Trip price includes all park use fees, but does not include Texas Sales Tax at 7.75%, energy surcharge, entrance fees (if applicable) or gratuities)
Deposit and Payment Terms:
A non-refundable deposit of $50/person is required at the time of reservation with the balance due 7 days prior to the trip departure date.