There's creeking in TEXAS!!!!

Ok, so I'll admit. Thus far it's a bit of a stretch for me to claim good creeking in Texas. But I've only been here two weeks, so I'm holding out hope. Especially after the Mank Crew claimed a first D of Bear Creek Falls this last week! Well, there may not be a ton of creeking in Texas, but my first day wouldn't have seemed right if the team hadn't almost stepped on this huge Eastern Hognose snake!


I had never seen one of these, but after a minute we decided it definitely wasn't a rattler. It looked closest to a cobra to me, but it was too fat, too short and on the wrong continent. Come to find out that Texas is apparently chock full of snakes.

And on to the kayaking....
Bret Franson took this incredibly purdy shot of my first run. It's always nice to get out with awesome photographers.


(Photo: Jessica Nitschke)
Since this was my first day kayaking in Texas and these boys brought me out with them, it wouldn't have been right to bag her first. So, here's a true Texan boy, Richard Harris, gettin' the first D!

And me following in my hot purple Villain.... yeah haw!
(Photo: Jessica Nitschke)

And another angle from Bret.
(Photo: Bret Franson)


I like the following shot because it actually shows Richard and I boofing off of a road. The rains that got this running caused an enormous flood at least 10' over our heads the previous night. Apparently, this hadn't run in 5 years or more, but when it does, it goes huge.
(Photo: Jessica Nitschke)

And I figured I'd just throw in this shot of my little girl loving the river in the safety of her PFD!

Hope ya'lls season is crushing it - I'll be making a CO cameo on the 4th of July weekend - hope to see ya!


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