Wednesday, October 7, 2009

day 22 September 6, 2009 Rapids!

Journal entry-day 22, 09/06/09 Josh Boyer

The morning started out crisp just like any other morning. The sun was out and there were just a few clouds in the sky, I knew it was going to be a hot one today. We all had a little more spark of light under our steps because we knew that today was our first day to go down some white water rapids. The rapids were really fun! We only went through a few class one rapids, but even so. Although there were people who were quite skeptical about them, I know after seeing the smiles on their faces that they have achieved and overcame that timid ness after it was over.
As a group we learned how to read the rapids to avoid any spills or injury that can occur. I know to follow the down-stream V, and to avoid up-stream V’s because that means that most likely there’s a big rock there and hitting it just wouldn’t be cool. Also it is important to never get your boat sideways going down because bad things can happen if that happens.
All in all it was a good day. I can’t wait to see how the class two rapids we are going to going through tomorrow will differ from these rapids today.
Love and Bliss,
This and That,
The wilderness is my home,
And I’m happy with that.

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