July 1st, 2017
7500KWs + 12" valve = 2.65ft
Fantastic day. It started with a bike ride, followed by three laps in Kibler with more old friends than I could count, then Amy, Ben, River and I cooked out by the river and picked raspberries. The final piece was the homemade cobbler that Amy made when we got home. And now I am whipped!
I met my cycling buddy Jim at 10:30 in the valley. We started with a quick warm-up lap right at 11 when the gates opened. The warm-up was only from Basketball to my sister's spot on the river. We then dropped a vehicle at Albert's and went to the top to meet up with other paddlers. I saw tons of old friends and got to paddle with many of them. Jim and I paddled in and out of various groups on our run down to Albert's. From there, we set shuttle and ran one more half lap from the top to my sister's. Jim did great on his first time paddling whitewater in 4 years.