16 June 2010
Thought I'd share what we did for my birthday: I think you'll be able to tell the moment where I lost contact with the raft and felt completely enclosed by water--amazing, (literally) breathtaking, beautiful, and incredibly fun--and all David's sweet idea based upon me deciding to jump into the 42-degree Virgin River when we were in Utah. I was scared before, but not at all once we were on--and in and under--the water.
The water was running incredibly fast, high, and cold--making this stretch of the South Fork of the American River Class III+ whitewater rafting. Even the guides were surprised by power of the river, and we almost tipped over. David said it was more exciting than the week-long whitewater trip he did in Idaho years ago.
Obviously not my photographs: I thought it was pretty funny--and pretty smart--for them to have a camera set up at the wildest rapids.