It was a lovely day out on the Lower Trinity.
We met Ashley and Bree from Six Rivers Rafting at the takeout point middle of the morning. There were two groups of us. George, I and Bree in one raft and a family with two energetic but well behaved young boys with parents and uncle in the other.
This is primarily a Class I run with sections of Class II
The wild blackberry bushes were pretty well loaded which is surprising due to the number of bears in the area, but obviously they can’t eat them all. I picked a lot and shared. Might have something to do with being the only person in the group wearing long pants and long sleeves. Both are quick drying, light weight and did a wonderful job of protecting me from sunburn. Even SPF 60 water proof applied multiple times can’t guarantee against a burn when out on the river for five hours.
We had a lunch stop partway down the run (again with the berries).
With multiple stops along the way for anyone who wanted to take a jump, leap or dunk in the river. George took his cell phone along in a waterproof bag. I’m not quite so brave with either my phone or camera having lost a couple of phones in the last year. Not including the camera stolen in South America.
The pull out point was easy to find.
altho hauling everything up the hill was less than completely enjoyable at the end of the trip.
If you make it to the bridge –
prior to being shot down the gorge with a series of really technical Class V rapids. Apparently this run is loved by the guiding community and a few thrill seekers. Definitely not my idea of a good time.
We headed back to the cabin for a well earned nap prior to venturing out for supper. Willow Creek is only about 1500….
And yes – as I have heard, the interruption thing isn’t restricted to male partners. Although it can be annoying, it is both endearing and missed when one’s spouse is no longer there….