Wet and Wild Whitewater Rafting
Trip Start Feb 16, 2011
113Trip End Jun 11, 2012
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On Friday straight after I finished work at 7am, I went home and got changed to go whitewater rafting with Chinook Rafting for the day - a saving of $160! The other night auditor Adam and I got picked up just before 8am and we headed out to Kananaskis to get our gear. After a lengthly safety briefing and command instructions, Adam and I got onto our raft with 4 other girls from Discover Banff Tours to raft the Kananaskis River
We jumped on the bus and headed back to base to get changed and have a bbq lunch. There was one Indian family from Mumbai who tagged along in the morning and they left in a stretch limo. We were waiting after lunch to get confirmation that the Horseshoe Canyon raft on the Bow River was available because the water level was quite high. Luckily enough we got the all clear and jumped back into the wetsuits and travelled to the entry point just below a reservoir. There were only a few rapids on this course, but they were bigger so we made sure to pay attention and follow the commands of the raft guide
Finally we all managed to get back into the rafts and we had the opportunity of jumping from the cliffs into the swirling river. Quite a few people opted for the 2m jump, but Adam and I did the 8m cliff jump in to the water. It was such an adrenaline rush that I did it twice and I almost lost one of my boots in the process. The final float down the rest of the river was peaceful with stunning scenery around us and we once again came to the end of our trip after 2 hours.
Not having slept in 24 hours, I fell asleep on the bus on the trip back to Banff and managed to squeese another 4 hours in before having to turn up to work that night. Lets just say I slept very well after I got off!