“Water has always been my constant. Growing up it was my safe haven, my refuge, my power. When I found the river it was like finding my soulmate.
Over the years, it has became my sanctuary, my canyon church, my religion. The spirit of the canyon fed my soul.
The red rocks ground me, the winds sculpt me, the river cleanses me, and the rapids teach me. It has taught me to let go, and to take things for what they are.
The river never stops moving, the canyons never stop changing, and I never stop growing. Around the bend, across the cascade, water to flesh. I am home.”
- From the Instagram of ambassador Natali Zollinger: follower her at @natalizollinger