Here is the photo that was taken when we white water rafted. Thay call this riding Dodeo (like rodeo, only there were four of us) when you ride on the egde. This was the first attempt on this stretch of rapids and although it is a great picture, we hoped for the second trip down’s picture (which was never taken). The second trip on the same rapids we hit the rapid just right and we all went right under water! WE WERE SOAKED! The guy said it was one of the best ones he’s taken people through in a long time. BUT the photographer that stands by didn’t take another picture of us, which made us a little bummed. Everyone else had three or four different photos to choose from (he must not have liked us). But we have this one which is great!
The water is a year-round temperature of 42 degrees because it comes straight out of the mountains… you have no idea how cold that is until you take that first step into the water with your raft, and then it is “OMG I’m SOL and will have to cut off my toes.” Yes, it is that cold and we were soaked to the bone for a good portion of the trip. Thankfully it was a beautiful day and the sun warmed us a little (while giving poor basie a slight sunburn – you need a tan girlfriend!).
The place we went was great! Perfect for family trips because the rapids are extremely mild — class 3 (not exactly what we wanted, but we enjoyed it none-the-less). The guys who run this were great! They all look like a bunch of hippies and they do their best to make the bus ride and rafting as fun as can be — they were hysterical! We would definitely rate this a 5-star adventure, even though we had hoped for bigger rapids.