I'm a fairly green paddler, only having done this a few years now. I had more or less successfully run Shoshone on Friday and Saturday. We were doing one last run before heading back home Sunday morning.
The run started ominously with the back-strap of the experienced paddler I was with breaking. After a bit of a jury rig, we were underway trying to make a bit cleaner run than the previous days. One of my challenges seems to be slowing down. Even though I was trying to follow them for a line, I got out in front, successfully rolled and came up in front of a big bulge that I couldn't get out of the way of. Next thing I knew, I was getting thrashed pretty good in a hole and bailed out. The other kayak behind me now followed my bad line trying to save me, rolled, but without the back-strap and the sticky hole, couldn't roll back.
Both of our swims were uneventful and we were able to get to the bike path side pretty quickly.
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