What ya doing parked on the side of the freeway Shaun?!?
Fortunately backup was not far off and so were we and off to see Dusty before road tripping our way to
Unfortunately my journey was to start without transport and I tried my hand, literately and rather unsuccessfully I might add, at hitchhiking for the first time in the states. Three hours of standing in the rain and the onset of darkness had me reconsidering when a super nice guy picked me up and gave me a lift all the way to my friend’s door - what a garry good… ‘guy’.
Heading out to 'The Island'
A couple of days later and with Canada in our sights six of us departed Hood River, bound for ‘The Island’ as it is called by the locals. There we were joined by four more and so our large crew of ten keen kayakers were all set to rock and/or roll. The only problem however - the weather wasn’t… the rain that we ordered turned up as snow (and in abundance). Cold we could deal with, the lack of water in the rivers, not so much. Still life was not so bad with a close little gem, Gordon’s Creek, flowing at an ok level with three sweet as sections for our entrainment. Each was paddled twice (except the first bit which was only done once).
Better clean the snow of your kayaks guys... there's boating to be done!
The putin to the middle Gordon
Todd running the first drop on the middle Gordon
Not to be out done - Jay getting amongst it.
Yep... it was cold!!
Spot the kayakers... in case you are wondering there are three
Rob lining up the deceptive hole at the bottom
Rob looking good on the exit drop from the middle Gordon.
Yes... work it baby, looking good Jay ;-)