Sunday, April 29, 2007

Snake River Float

Saturday five of us floated the Swan Falls to Celebration Park section of the Snake River.

It was Shel and my first river trip in our new (to us) canoe and a maiden voyage for Michael's new (to him) kayak.

A beautiful 85 degree April day with raptors circling overhead. I had hundreds of things I should have been doing, but this was excellent. No big water, but some good waves and one attention getting Class II rapid got our feet (and pants and shirt and hats) wet. A good float. Definitely the best possible use of an 85 degree clear sky spring Saturday.

The boats waiting to get wet at the put in below Swan Falls Dam

Heading out down river

Capt'n my Capt'n

Michael paddling downstream

First Mate

Smilin' River Rat

Team Snake minus one

Missing Photographer (self-portrait)

Cleaning the marsh sewage off the bow

Poop cleaning detail

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