Sunday, July 24, 2011

White Water

It has been a realy long time since I have blogged here. Alot has happened in the last year and I will try to catch up on somethings and others are best just skipped over.

I hope to have alot to Blog about in the next few weeks as I will travel to to see my daughter Karina who lives the farthest from me. I miss her and her family.

As many of you know I am the Young Mens president in our Ward. Our younger scouts went to Scout camp but a few of the older boys wanted more so we went white water rafting.

We traveled to Northern California to Gold country area and went to a place on the American river at Camp Lotus. The people at River Runners that ran the trip are the best people. They made us feel at home and took care of our every needs.

We slept in tents but had showers and toilets close that were very clean.

The river has been running fast this year as there is so much snow still in the mountains that feed this river. They are still skiing at Mamoth Resort.The water was cold but it was in the mid 90's so it felt good after awhile.

Here is where we set out from.
We got used to the water where it was peaceful.

heading down river.

Jumping from the cliff

I guess I should have watched where I was jumping.

getting a little more turbulent.

It was hard to take pictures on the river. They took professional ones when we traveled through the class 4 and 3 plus but they weren't within our budget.

This was a vey enjoyable time and if not for my pinched nerve It would have been perfect.

If you want to know more about this trip check out

We also toured the Gold rush state park and made a stop to the Sacramento Temple.

I hope to be able to blog more about goings on. I am looking forward to my trip to North Idaho to see Karina and Family. We should have more to write about and pictures.


Tamar and Trevor said...

Looks like lots of fun! Can't wait to see you next week.

Karina & John Calderwood said...

Still can't believe you did that. White water rafting....four are full of adventure!