Friday, July 1, 2011

White Water

Friday afternoon we headed into Riggins for our White Water Rafting trip which will be on the Salmon River.
We met at the Park in town to get suited up in wet suits and pfds and helmets for those who want them. We drove a short way to the boat launch. By the way, we didn't take cameras. Walt, our Hop leader, didn't go along but instead took pictures of the trip including along portions of the river. Thanks so much Walt!!

         We had four boats and a fifth boat was used by a trainey. They have to paddle a boat by theirselves for a number of months before becoming a guide. The trip was great. We floated down the Salmon "River of No Return"  for around 10 miles on this half day trip. We had calm waters as well as exciting tastes of the rapids. I'll let the pictures tell the story.


The wasn't over yet. We got back in time for a little wine tasting and then happy hour. Lots of good appetizers, including meatballs in barbeque sauce we cooked up in the slow cooker.

After Happy hour, we spent the rest of the evening talking and having a little more wine with Terry and Nancy Nichols. They are also from Southern California and have been full timing for about 6 years. They do have a place at one of the Escapee's RV SKP Resorts, in Jojoba Hills in Aguanga, near Temecula.     

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