We had a great evening down at the Verm yesterday, and the '09 paddling season is officially open at last! There are few things in life that make me as happy as kayaking, so I'm totally stoked to get another season up and running. We had a whole bunch of paddlers, including three Bryan's (one was a Brian, though), two Aarons, and a whole bunch of other folks. The water level was higher than the gauge said, maybe around 110 or 120. It was flowing fast, though, so there was lots of fun to be had. The put-in trail was its nasty springtime self, but everyone made it down in one piece. Big congratulations to Aaron W. who had his first ever river run! He did great, running the river without flipping, throwing himself into donut for an intro to surfing, and doing the cliff drop into Fisherman's pool. Looking forward to lots more paddling days to come!
I didn't take any pics yesterday, but Nora did. Check 'em out on her blog.