Originally Posted by Riverlaxer
My parents have recently made resevervations to stay in salida over fibark ... I was wondering what is a good stretch that would be both convenient and safe for me to take them on!
A lot of that's going to depend on the water levels and what you think your folks will be up for. Also to consider is what you want to present in terms of risk in the event something goes wrong on a rapid you've never run before. There are lots of good runs where you're just floating down enjoying snow capped peaks and sunshine, others could have them getting drenched by bucketfulls of icewater, or a long, cold swim if you make the wrong move.
After guiding for 5 years you may be up for Brown's or the Numbers but don't let what you want to run influence where you take the parents. If they're athletic, on the younger side and adventurous, Brown's or Parkdale may be the ticket, if not, then Big Bend or Stone Bridge to Salida may be plenty. During Fibark the Ark's going to be rocking and you'll be able to find real action on any of the Class III rapids, and some of the Class II rapids will have water coming over the bow.
have a great time!