Saturday, September 29, 2007

Fall Paddle

Driving up to the St. Louis I passed thru two thunderstorms and was welcomed with pouring down rain at the Outpost. My first thoughts were that maybe we could play the first wave but I wasn't going to paddle the river and reservoir with lightning. As it turned out the downpour was brief and the sun came out. 25 kayakers and 1 open boater put on at the rafting company. Superior Rafting added one more kayaker on the river and a raft full of people. The level was great! We had kayakers from three different states represented! Some of our Canoe U students joined us...both looked at the hole on Electric Ledge...I told them not too but ya know...I think everyone on their first time down Electric Ledge has to do that. I know I did! Both of them did well going thru the hole though. Fall days with some sun and water are pretty rare. What an amazing day!

I wish this photo of Anthony didn't have a water spot on it. Just before his launch his paddle slipped off of the cliff and he went ahead and seal launched without it.


Rosie said...

Was the Brian and Mike who did the Ledge?

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun!

My trip was great! Will post more stuff about it soon. Took literally a thousand photos with the new camera.

Am a little jetlagged...

Nora said...

Welcome home Rosie,
Now lets get you on the water...Verm is fun!

Alex said...

Looks like a great time! Wish I could have made it.

Rosie said...

Nora you are so right!

It's been so long I can't even remember where the zip for the pfd goes :-)