I can't tell you how beautiful it was because it's something you really have to experience. The experience is by no means cheap. It's about $30 for a 50 minute ride but the view, the view!
At first I thought we were going to get the raft with the cute guy but we ended up getting in a raft with his dad, Captain Kim (He seemed like a Captain to me). It was actually a better deal because I wasn't distracted from the landscape and there were only four other people in the boat besides the Cap'n and my aunt and uncle.
Captain Kim seemed like a real mountain man, except he was on the river. He was grizzled and wearing equipment that looked worn from so many years in the sun and rain.
As it turned out, I really liked this guy. When the rafting season shuts down in the fall, he heads out. In fact, he has his ticket for India already. He's rafted every major river in the world. It made me so jealous to hear him talk about all of the places he's been. The man was a world traveler.