**This took place on 2-1-14 I am only just getting to it because of the many sources of pictures. Many thanks to Morgan Colonel of Olympic Raft and kayak for some of the images.
It all started with a serious lack of vitamin D. If you follow the weather here in the Pac-Nor west you will know that it has been a really dry winter. As a outsider, it's funny, when i showed up i thought i was moving into the mythical wet world of a temperate rain forest. This year it has not really turned out that way. So it rained, then continued to rain for four days in a row, followed by sun.
Any river rat worth their rotten sneakers know that this means that rivers somewhere are rising. I called up my buddy Morgan, "hey do you think there will be enough water to float the IRH?" Morgan, "Yep but the sooner the better, the levels wont hold." With that little bit of beta i got to work.
The super high bow blocked everything this little class two section could throw. Waves that would have swamped Florence were swatted away with impunity. It was fantastic if not somewhat anti climatic.
Morgan shot this short jumpy flick of me rounding a bend. Cut him some slack on the footage, sitting in an eddy getting bounced around in that little play boat. The shot does show how fast the IRH reacts to input from the oars. She really spins on a dime!
See you all on the river!