Thursday, August 21, 2008

This Ain't No Bubbling Creek

This past weekend, to celebrate our friend Mike's birthday, a clan of friends and family members headed out to Lotus, CA for a most excellent white-water rafting experience. The course was down the South Fork of the American River, through some awesome rapids, beautiful scenery, and plenty of "chill" spots in between for cruising.

Here is the birthday boy, after being shoved from his raft in the very first set of rapids, with the obligatory laughing and pointing at his drenched plight:

(Rather poor quality because I used one of those disposable water cameras.)

One of our many splash fights:

Danny hanging off a rope that was suspended off a bridge, swinging to and fro:

And our descent into a most awesome Class III rapid with 10-foot high waves and craziness abound:

This will most definitely be a yearly event from now on, possibly including some camping and other such activities. Although next time, I think I want an even tougher course. That's the daredevil in me. :)

Link: [ARTA River Trips]


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