Friday, September 20, 2013

Whitewater and Wildlife....A Recipe for Birthday Success!

Since the river is my favorite place to be and I had such an awesome time last year on Hells Canyon of the Snake River, I could think of no better place to celebrate my birthday.

I have spent a good amount of time this summer getting used to my new NRS cataraft and learning how to row.  Launching at Hells Canyon Dam the morning of my birthday offered the best present ever, the opportunity to step it up and row some harder rapids.

The warm water and good level provided the perfect training ground.  I was able to row big water class IV rapids for the first time, increasing my confidence.  This was exactly what I needed.  Plus, there were big recovery periods after the rapids for celebration! :)

As an added bonus, the weather was fantastic! Our camps were sandy and beautiful with great beaches to go swimming and SUPing.  We were even visited by some Bighorn Sheep!

I'm pretty sure this year is gonna be a good one!!