Sure, the ranch might be named after some romantic little trickle of a stream that runs through our secluded mountain valley here at Drowsy Water Ranch but, this time of year, the ranch name could easily be changed to Wild Rapids.

This year’s snowpack in our high country was around 130 percent of normal. That means we’re bracing for high water and potential flooding in the coming days as our sleepy little creek roars through the ranch. Downstream of Drowsy Water Creek, the Colorado River is swelling. Folks along the banks of the Colorado are biting their nails as record flows threaten to approach.

The higher than normal snowpack means that during the early season, our guests will sleep to the natural roar of a humming creek. It means that our all-day rides that venture high into the Rocky Mountains will encounter snow fields and ice still remaining from the winter. It means we’ll have an exceptional bunch of wildflowers for our rides since the ground will stay wet longer.

We hope to see you at Wild Rapids, er, I mean Drowsy Water soon!