Saturday, May 21, 2011

Provo River (Bridal Veil) Kayak run!

As I write this blog I think i still have traces of adrenaline in my body from todays ridiculously awesome trip. I went with a couple cool guys, Chris H. and Brad W., and Jessica W. came too to take pictures and enjoy the beautiful day. Thanks for the great pictures, Jess!

we didn't run the whole "Bridal Veil" river run, the upper part is too technical for me right now, so we just put in after all of the crazy stuff!

The river was pretty much continuous whitewater (mostly just easy class II), and a couple large rapids. It was easily the most intense and awesome run i have ever been on, and i enjoyed every minute of it. Even the moment that i got rolled and lost my paddle and had to pull my sprayskirt. I just got to shore and hitchhiked on the highway the rest of the way (there are just no eddies to pull boats and people to the sides!). Luckily the guys were able to keep track of my boat, but I lost my paddle. :(

Us putting in

 Yellow Helmet = Me, Blue boat = Brad, Other Orange boat = Chris

So there it is! I now unfortunately have a couple things to purchase (paddle, wetsuit, new neoprene boots, float bags...), but it was still so much more awesome than I can describe. Just ask anyone I told about it how excited i was hours afterwards just telling the story. (In reality i still have hope for my paddle - i'm going to check where the Provo empties into Utah lake for it tomorrow - they float)

well until next time!