My camera is not waterproof, so it only comes out of the dry bag in calm water. There’s not much excitement in the pictures, but you may recognize a few of the names from this board and be able to put faces with them.
I was able to get in five floats in four days camping on the banks of the New River. Heaviest duty rapid was a Class 3 on the Big D scale (probably a 2+ to anyone else) with moderately frequent Class 1 and easy 2’s. Got caught in a pourover without a skirt in the Class 3 and technically speaking sank my boat. It wasn’t a complete sinking because I did get to shore under paddle power and people side up to begin pumping out. Only a couple/few technical rapids, and only technical because the flow is so low there are exposed ledges and rocks that under more normal conditions are not features to cause concern. One other fellow got a pin in one of the low 2 technical rapids, but was able to get loose without rope work or even leaving the kayak, so it wasn’t a bad pin. He did do an entertaining and unintentional pirouette in a Prijon Boxer though. Gave a nice lesson for why folks should use flotation bags.
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- Big D