Friday, July 9, 2010
Snake River trip
Yesterday we floated down the Portneif River in Lava as well. That was alot of fun and we could go down in individual, double or four man tubes. I went down individually first. That was fun, but then I went down a few more times with Austin. That was better cause I was able to sit in back and steer a little bit with the kayak paddle I brought. We hit a couple of small water falls that were great!
We had a fantastic time, but I was only able to swim for about 20 minutes in the pond at the Lava property that Felter had us swim in. The water was 71 degrees and I got a couple of tiny leeches on me which I discovered on the way home. I felt some movement on my legs and looked down and saw about 5 "maggots" climbing up my leg and when I pulled them off, they grasped onto my skin. Kind of eerie, but again, they were really small and looked like maggots.
I'm excited to get some swimming in as I ate a ton at camp and didn't get in any decent swimming although we did have several good games of cops and fugitives late at night, a marshmallow dart war, and over 3 hours of serious manual labor collecting dead wood from Felter's land. So I did burn some calories, but unfortunately, not very much swimming.