Blog Giveaway Winner!: FIBArk, America’s Oldest and Boldest Whitewater Festival

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Salida means exit in Spanish and also the name of the city wCapturehere this picture was taken. I believe someone guessed Boulder, Colorado which is a 3 hour drive but let’s just call it ‘close enough’. Come forward and claim your prize!

Salida is a small town in Colorado that hosts FIBArk, America’s Oldest and Boldest Whitewater Festival, which takes place every summer.

I went to visit a Salida native and witness this spectacle first hand. While the skill of the kayakers are impressive, the best part of the event is the Hooligan Race where fools use all sorts of props to manufacture a workable vessel to get down the river.

None of them make it very far but that’s what makes it great.

See for yourself:

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