I got my white water fix on sat. I got to play with a sweet little ten foot Yak, Modded just right, with twin skegs that stretched out for the last third of the boat. She tracked like a dream and when I pointed her into a wave and she just ate it up. I pulled up along side a play boat who was working a wave and sat right next to him talking and enjoying an iced tea and a cig. I was going Wow, How do you do that? And is that hard? I had my paddle sitting on the clips and He didn’t know that I had the stern balanced on a rock. Chock up one for the old school. He gave me a dirty look, just before he turned downstream. MUHAHAHA!
The water was fine, about 60 almost all day and the board had the level at 1.99 feet. I had my B-day cake on Dimple rock with my feet dangling over the edge. I was enjoying it for a bit just before the tour came through and I had to get out of way for the goalie guy who keeps the tourista’s from drowning. We headed down stream to get away from the tourists and finished the rest of the run and loaded back to base camp where there was Burgers, Brats, and some wicked tatter salad.
All my gear worked fine and the only causality was my camera which is somewhere at the bottom of the river. The man who owned the boat, offered her to me at cost, but I was short. Maybe next time.
Till Next Time, Woo Hoo! \m/