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JoJo's pre birthday trip

by  Timmylaz

A self-supported trip created by Timmylaz

Trip Overview

This was our first trip on anything that was not flat water the river was at 4.6 ft. It was mostly Flat Water except for right at the beginning we hit a jolting Bolder that was just under the water. We quickly woke up but we didn't capsized and that was good. We managed to get hung up on some Boulders just before the Swepsonville Bridge. This was quite exhilarating for our first time we managed to get out of it without any troubles but it felt like we were going to be stuck on those rocks all day. I lost my paddle at the old Dam Area in Swepsonville but we managed to get it back up River .This was a really fun paddle!

Safety Notes

We definitely learned that we need to learn how to read the river better. The Boulders at 4.6 feet water level we're just under the water level and hard to see. I also know now that we definitely need to be kneeling in the canoe when we're running Rapids my knees have skid marks on them

Gear Notes

We should get an extra paddle and some sort of cushion or knee pads for our knees

Conditions

4.6 ft beautiful sunny but Cool Spring day very glad that we didn't get soaking wet at the first rock

Trip Details

  • Trip Dates: 3/23/2018
  • Trip Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Canoeing
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)

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