One of my main goals was to get on Gore consistently. I've always been a little scared of it because I paddled it for the first time years ago, when I really had no business being in there - and always remembered being gripped. I have had an absolute blast getting on gore pretty much every weekend since clear creek, take 2, went away! I hate when our season ends and the only way to extend it is to get on Gore - so, I'm happy to say that I am no longer a Gore-o-phobe and have come to thoroughly enjoy that run!
I was pretty psyched to get on Spencer Heights and the upper gnarrows this year too. I've boated white line before, but hadn't gone for Super Collider, so was happy to get that under my belt.
I got on the Middle Fork Salmon for the first time and had the time of my life! Great group, beautiful run, amazing wild life and hot springs....it was all-around stellar.
Myself, Tina and Natalie organized a "Women's Poudre Paddle" race and 9 girls came out for it and it was an amazing weekend. I ended up meeting a couple ladies that I consistently paddled with throughout the rest of the season so was really stoked about that. The race is hopefully, the first of many for years to come.
It's been a great season and I'll continue to hit Gore until it's no longer possible. More Gore - MO-GO!!!!!
"You know that old trees just grow stronger and old rivers grow wilder, everyday..."