Last night we stopped and camped at a gnarly little rapid that I think is called "Ancho Falls." The falls looked doable in a canoe, but only if we ran them in an empty boat. Since we had to unload all our gear anyway, we spent the night above them, then woke up early this morning and shuttled our gear along the banks to where the falls tailed out.
Last fall, Field & Stream Online Editor Nate Matthews and his father, Bruce, spent 15 days fishing the Rio Grande River from its headwaters in Colorado’s Continental Divide all the way to its mouth at the Gulf of Mexico. These excerpts from their journals tell the story of their 2500-mile motorcycle ride along the historic river, taken during momentous times in the lives of both father and son. Photographer/vidographer Tim Romano documented the excursion. Look for the print feature in June 2011.