Thursday, July 23, 2009

Fish Lake

Date: July 22nd
Who: Gordon and John Wright

John's second roll lesson. He totally rocked it! I've never seen anyone get their roll so quickly. He only missed a few--probably had about 10 good rolls in. John's roll is definitely a C-to-C Roll, although he tends to skip home base and go right to position 2, but somehow it works! Now we just have to get him out on the river!

Fish Lake

Date: July 21st
Who: Gordon, Jillian, and John Wright

We gave John a quick lesson in kayaking basics including wet exits, T-rescues, and paddle strokes. He was anxious to try rolling, so we gave him a little lesson in that too. Amazingly enough he actually got one!

In other news, while we were out of town on a backcountry canoe trip on Ross Lake last week, Spokane River levels dropped to just about below-kayaking levels. So, so sad. Now hurry up Fall!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Spokane River

Date: July 15th
Put in: Barker Bridge
Take Out: Sullivan Park
Flow: 2900 cfs

Group: Gordon, Jillian, Megan, Drew

Note: A beautiful, warm morning paddle. Megan worked on her roll. Sullivan Wave was not in, but the hole was nice. Jillian ran Split Rock for third time. Drew surfed Drew's Wave : ).