|Joel and I used our River Run II float for this trip. |
It has a cooler in the middle which will hold 20 beers plus a bag of ice! Perfect!
|The launch site: Big Horn Campsite.|
|The Yakima River.|
|This is why you should always bring a boyscout on outdoor trips; rope tying!|
Also, Andi and Mark brought this floating cooler holder, which meant there was no shortage of cold beverages!
|Joel is enjoying himself while looking silly in his loose life jacket.|
|I am so happy I wore my Keens during this trip. |
They proved to be very helpful when I fell out of my float and had to swim to shore!
|Mark and Andi!|
|Andi and Me!|
|Mark decided to jump in for a |
|The beautiful view as we drifted down the river.|
|Sun + water + great friends = a perfect weekend!|
Instead I floated along down the river by myself. Eventually, had to let go of the eight foot branch I was still on to,
|Glad to be on shore again!|
Ha - look at that Farmer's tan!
- Wear a life jacket. I don't care how good you think you can swim, that current is strong and the water is cold. I am sure it saved me. We rented our life jackets from here.
- Bring paddles. Every person should have a paddle. It helped to keep us in the middle of the river and steer clear of the debris that could have popped our floats.
- Have fun, but be safe (aka don't drink a lot). Things could happen that will make you wish you had a clear head.