Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Thompson Weekend!

Hit up the Thompson River this last weekend. The river was a blast. The wind sucked, and the weather was crazy. But overall, the run was incredible. We drove up to Skihist Provincial park, and camped there the first night. When we woke up in the morning, we could see a fresh snow line, just a few thousand feet above our heads. Hit the Thompson, I chickened out of running the Cutting Board rapid. Jaws was absolutely phenomenal though, 15+ foot surging waves, it's an amazing thing to come over the crest of a wave and see the guy in front of you completely disappear into the trough of another one. The upstream wind at the end of the run was crazy, and we were completely beat at the end of the day, but honestly, the Thompson is an amazing river, check it out if you get the chance.

Scott Waidelich in mid bounce on the Frog.

Scott surfing the Frog, he was the only one of our group to successfully catch the wave this weekend.

Scott catches some air in the Cutting Board.

Adrian about to get enveloped by the swirly water in the Cutting Board.

Picture from the road. Sunday was a caravan of rafters and kayakers, and the canyon is absolutely gorgeous.

Adrian getting swallowed by one of the swirly waves in the Cutting Board.

Justin gets some sweet looking air in the Cutting Board.

The author, goofing around with the camera while waiting for the boys. :)

Life, love and lots of rain,
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