So Long Summer…Hello Ecuador!

Fall has come to Colorado – time to head South!

Fall is in the air, and Darcy, Don and Larry are all wrapping up their summers and getting ready to head down to Ecuador (Tarquino has already left Canada and is driving back home!)

Typical day in the office for Larry this summer

Larry spent his summer rowing rafts and dories down the Grand Canyon. He spent the night under the stars in the big ditch 84 times this summer. As much as he likes being a boatman in the Canyon, he can’t wait to get back to kayaking in the Amazon basin. He’s going to trade the red walls of Arizona for the green jungles of Ecuador.

Why is Don’s office smaller than Larry’s? (Genetics?)
Don and Darcy spent the summer on the road, paddling new rivers and meeting new friends (and catching up with some old ones). If you’ve been following the blog, you know we’ve had some great fun, from Colorado to California to Idaho and BC. We had a great summer running rivers while running the office and spreading the word about Ecuador and the whitewater companies whose gear we think rocks.
But as much fun as this summer in North America was, we can’t wait for the endless summer that Ecuador offers.

Darcy hard at work between emails

We also gave away a lot of great gear. Our summer tour giveaway was made possible by our favorite companies: Snapdragon, IR, Werner Paddles, Jackson Kayak, NRS, Forge Motion Pictures, Smith Optics, Kayak Session Magazine, Sweet Protection, CKS, and of course, Small World Adventures.

So here’s a big thank you to all the great companies that donated to our contest.

If you haven’t won yet, it’s not too late!

She won’t be needing the drysuit and fuzzy hat any more this winter

We just gave away a Jackson Villain to Brad B of California, and we’re about to give away a kayaking trip with SWA in Ecuador. So if you haven’t entered yet go to and enter fast! We draw our final winner October 17th.

This is what the rad paddlers wear in Ecuador

Remember to get out there while you can and enjoy the last paddling days of Summer, and the great fall releases back east.

Time to get back to jungle boofs

If you want to extend the epic paddling season of 2011, come join us in Ecuador this fall.
Or for a mid winter break and to start out 2012 right, come see us this January or February. We still have room in our schedule, but trips are booking up!

and jungle scenery

There’s always great paddling in Ecuador, and all of us at Small World Adventures think that you should come down and join us for a little endless summer of your own.
See you on the river,

It’s always summer at our lodge – come join us!
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