Lodore Canyon Green RiverPoetry Inspired by a river trip


If I Had Drifted Along

that echoed sounds for miles…

and had I flown through the spray

from swift rapids that carved

an array of rock forms

tangled with the earths plates,

that shoot into the clear blue sky…

for the Moose, Deer, Big Horn sheep

and all wildlife to thrive…

The cool waterfalls

that refreshed while hiking..

to hear the stories of pioneers

braving these territories

from our personable guides


who took care in leading,

hiking…laughing….singing and

preparing great meals

for this wonderful group

of friends new and old….


If only I had, many years ago

leaving would NOT have been the plan….

So I know sometime in the future

I will be returning when I can!

Brett Hoffman

Castro Valley Ski Club ~ 4-day Lodore Canyon