Boating on the 100 mile stretch of the Arkansas River from Granite through the Royal Gorge is pure delight. The world's greatest whitewater festival is about to go off next week (6/15-18) . This year FIBArk is the host of both the Freestyle and the Wildwater U.S. Nationals. The boating culture in Salida and Buena Vista have never been more active than this year. Chaffee County is no doubt one of the greatest spots on earth. The weather is great and the recreation is awesome. And...the big party is about to begin. Check out this year's awesome music line up at www.fibark.com . Also, for insight from Wave Sport's pros on what the action is like at FIBArk's competition hole ... check out: http://www.doubleyouess.com/currentNews.php?news_id=165 .