February 28th, 2011

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Trip Report: June Creek and Sandy Gorge

Saturday we paddled June creek again, this time in 24 degree weather with a foot of snow on the riverbanks. T loaned me a new drysuit again, so I was happy on the water. My feet were a cold from the start, but there's a hotsprings halfway down, and we stopped there long enough to get all our cold parts thawed out. I put my paddle in the 150 degree water, and the paddle kept my hands quite warm for a good distance downstream from there. The biggest rapid is just downstream from the hotsprings---it is called Monolith. Last week I ran it first, this time Terry did. The gang is getting used us running stuff instead of waiting in the eddy for someone else to show us how.
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