Idaho Adventure – Part Tres

Over the years I’ve learned that during kayak trips one’s ability to make lemonade out of lemons is often what separates a good trip for being skunked. This year during our Idaho pilgrimage the skies literally opened up and we were left with a decision. Make a beeline for home and deal with high water levels. Following the thought that kayaking is always the right thing to do, we decided to stay in Idaho and heard a run on the SF Clearwater held its water pretty well and decided to give it a shot. The best section on the SF is probably the Golden Canyon section but at high water is can be incredibly dangerous and almost took the life of a legend a few years back. Given the high water, the runout of Golden Canyon aka the Mickey Mouse section was our target but there wasn’t much mousey about Mickey Mouse section this day. Enjoy the pics and remember 99.9% of the time kayaking is better than not kayaking.

Gnomey - Mustache deep in high water on the SF Clearwater

Typical SF Clearwater scenery. Roadside and hey diddle diddle right down the middle

Well maybe not always right down the middle

Turning up the fuzz and working through plan B

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