Rafting the Arkansas River in Colorado   June '00

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It was all fun and games until someone popped a raft!!!!  Then Andy, Jen, Char, Mark, me & our guide Kirsten (girl-guide in the red hat below), had to get to the bottom in the raft that Ryan's team popped.  (his team and guide were too weak...;-)  So the last 25% of the river, the hardest rapids, we had to dig in and get thru at a serious disadvantage.  But we made despite the blue sunny skies turning colder and grayer as the afternoon wore on.  We may have been the last out of the river, but we knew we were the best! 

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boats with holes don't work as well.  (below)

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Paddles Up!  We made it!

tubing on the creek a week later

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