April 24, 2017
With natural flow spilling over the dam, Stephen and I hucked our boats
upstream from the hydrostation. My favorite rapid had new wood in it, but
I was able to run the one upstream from it for the first time. I had
not been in my Jackson Fun in awhile and should have known better than to paddle
into a new rapid without any kind of warm up. I flipped early, then had to
ride through the entire rapid upside down. I paid the price with skin off
my right hand. Not wanting to let it whip me, I hucked back up and ran it
again. The rapid is pretty manky and I was not able to hit the line I
wanted due to rocks, but I found my way to the bottom, riding a deep brace the
whole way. From there Stephen and I boogied through the rest of the upper
run, which was a blast. We ran to Albert's and found the 3 ft level just
as good as I remembered. Fun waves and holes with continuous boogie water.
I made the run on what amounted to an extended lunch break, so I had to throw
the boat back on the truck and zip back to the office. Great way to spend
a Monday lunch break.