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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Carnage on the Payette River

Wednesday afternoon I went with some folks here at Preco for a leisurely river rafting trip down the South Fork of the Payette River. What started out to be an enjoyable trip turned into a bumper boat ride against the rocks. Unfortunately, the raft wasn't bumping the rocks - it was me and my rafting companions.

We had just talked about the odds of someone swimming while we were approaching Staircase rapids. Our guide didn't think there was much of a chance of anyone swimming. Not much sooner after he made this statement we high sided on a large rock at the beginning of this 1/4 mile long Class 4 rapid. Since the majority of the "large" guys were all on the downward side, the boat flipped and we all were pitched out.

Luckily no one was seriously hurt - just a few bruises from bumping around on the rocks.


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