On a beautiful clear morning along the Cache la Poudre River, Rocky Mountain Adventures' David Terry wrapped up the rafting safety talk by introducing the group to some unusual guests.
"Anybody ever heard about the birds with Rocky Mountain Adventures?" Terry asked. "No? You're probably wondering why I got a cage of pigeons up here wearing these funny backpacks, right?"
Sitting at Terry's feet was a cage with three pigeons wearing teeny, tiny backpacks. The birds have been an integral part of the company's rafting business since the early 1990s.