Still at least we were going to get to paddle
Royal Gorge has some cool box canyons and funky holes but Evan wasn't even going to give this hole the time of day.
However only the car I was in did so… Justin and Corey let determination get the better of them and decide to go paddling without us, rain or no rain. They even managed to rope Lizzy in on there shenanigans and so they started paddling while we drove back to Justin’s place and lined up an Indiana Jones adventure night out to make up for the lack of real adventure. We were not to make it to the movies… instead Corey’s girlfriend Aim arrived back at the house with news they had put on. Well we certainly weren’t going to be upstaged, “looks like we’re going kayaking boys!”
Lizzy getting her sideways boof on
Chris G deifying gravity
After some Colin McRae rally driving (in which we lost the boats not once but twice) we were putting on
Over night the river gods were nice to us, gracing us with stars instead of rain and so we were all in reasonable shape the next morning. Justin without a kayak had no choice but to hike out while the rest of us continued on our merry adventure. Evan and Chris K fired off some sweet waterfalls while the rest of us were happy to walk… crazy basted Corey managed to put two new cracks in his kayak and Lizzy, Chris G and I ended the day at about par.
Evan taking his time to scout Rattle Snake
But while he wasn't looking Chris K snuck in and beat him to it
Evan was happy with Chris' line but past on his landing (and bloody nose)
The final day was not to be Corey’s favourite. His boat repairs barely even made it a mile leaving him to limp down to Giant Gap and hike out while the rest of the tired kayakers straight lined it for the finish. All in all it was a pretty sweet trip even if the river was low and two members didn’t make it all the way. Time for beer food and merriment I reckon. “Here Here”
Oh my... (photo Lizzy English)