You could tell with this group that they were very confident with their paddling strokes, as we headed into the current quite quickly. Almost no one held back and just went for it, which did mean we had a few partnerships that went for a swim on this first day. The water was quite fast and this meant mistakes were punished. The wind on the first day made it a bit chilly, but nothing a nice campfire and some good food can't fix. The evening was topped off with brownies out of the Dutch Oven and ice cream.
Tuesday was the perfect day. The sun was out and the temperatures were warmer, perfect to challenge ourselves. After a quick warm up, we started to work the lower set. A good solid scout showed us the best line and that is exactly what we ran as a group. We ran this a few times and as the confidence grew, so came the desire to be more adventurous. The rapid came with some big waves and one big hole at the bottom. Nothing to worry about, as the water was deep and ended in a lake, but the chance of going for a swim was high. This was part of the fun, as boats swamped and tipped.
We continued the afternoon with much of the same and a few boats attempting the top set. The top set was a pretty straight forward run, it just had two big waves that liked to kick the boat. Again, there were a few swimmers down this stretch, but all in good fun.