On Sunday, May 18th, I went to the Skycomish River, near Index, Washington. My friend Jeffrey, and I met with our other friends, Jeff, Dan, Nuria, John, Jennifer and Mike. Jeff took his teenage daughter, Kaitlyn too. We all met at the starting point and had a cookout lunch.
This was my second rafting trip. Last year, I went to central Washington State for a camping/white water rafting trip. That was my first experience with white water rafting. That course, from what I was told, was not as rough as this one. The weather was warmer on the trip last year too.
Jeff, Kaitlyn, and Dan went on a separate raft than the rest of us. Jeffrey, John, Nuria, Jennifer, Michael and I all boarded a raft. After the introduction and safety course, we headed out. The temperature was 55-60 F. And the water had to be a lot colder. It seemed so anyway.
I didn't think I was that scared, but the pictures seem to say otherwise...:)
At the halfway point, we stopped at the big rock, where people could climb and jump in the water if they wanted to. Since I was slipping and sliding all over the place, just walking on the wet rocks, I decided that I was too clumsy to even try to climb the big rock. Others were jumping and diving into the water. Nuria, and I just sat back and watched everyone.
Later, I moved up to the front of the raft and was drenched everytime we hit the rapids. It was a blast!! It was getting colder outside. By the time we got back to the finishing point, it was going on 5:00 in the evening. I made it again, without falling out of the raft, but once I tried to climb out of the raft, I twisted my foot and fell. I was not hurt.:) We all had a great time!!