Hey all, I'm new to the site and was wondering if there's a "meet and greet" kind of thread somewhere to get to know folks? A kind of place where you put a name to a face so to speak (face being a description of who you are, how you got into boating, whatever). Eventually you get to know folks I'm sure, but was just curious.
I just bought a raft myself (frame still being made as I post), so I'm newbie from the owner's perspective. I did a couple of trips last year with some others, and it brought back memories of my younger days. I used to raft a lot with my Dad in the summers in Brown's Canyon and did an over-nighter on the Salt in Arizona once with him.
My favorite story about him is that he got into the sport with some friends by renting two small rafts for the Salt, with no whiteater experience to speak of. Being the genius he was, he and his buddy ran Quartzite Falls (before it was dynamited), almost killing himself. He learned to portage from that trip.
Anyway, I plan to get my feet wet on a few class II and III trips before trying things like Brown's again (I also learned from my Dad's first trip
). I've got a wife and two kids (7 and 5), so I have to mix in some mellow floating with some bouncier whitewater until they are a bit older and have some survival skills.
I hope to see some of you on the rivers. I'll be the one towing my raft with a convertible Mustang - that will be quite the interesting site I am sure!
Hey, I'm not giving up the mid-life crisis car for rafting...