The guys on the American River.The first day was great with a nice mix of Class 2's and 3's. The first Class 3 is called Meatgrinder and is a nice long rapid with a lot of rock dodging. Scott was just getting used to the Kayak and flipped in the middle. He did a great job of getting back in the boat in the middle of a rapid and even got a an applause from another group.
The end of the day found us at Troublemaker which is a fun rapid with a left to right move that puts you in a diagonal hole and then over a drop. Here is a video of Teresa, Scott, and then myself running it. Scott does a great job staying upright and finding the perfect line.
Our campsite for the night was right above troublemaker, so we took out and spent the rest of the day drinking beers and watching tubers and rafters run Troublemaker with one raft flipping completely over.
The next day started with some flatwater and then the Barking Dog play hole. Ben, Scott and Teresa got some good surfs in here. Teresa took videos of Ben and Scott.
Here Scott gets his first surf in a kayak on. Great job.
There were a bunch of great rapids on this run. This is a video of our run down Satan's Cesspool. I think the names of these rapids are great. Meatgrinder, Satan's Cesspool, Troublemaker, you can't make these names up.
It was a great day and everyone got out safe. Scott did have his first big swim out of his kayak, but he handled it like a champ and kept paddling through the rest of the hard stuff. I am very proud of him and can't wait to get back on the river with him.