White Water Rafting

Trip Start Aug 11, 2007
Trip End Aug 19, 2007

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Monday, August 13, 2007

Monday morning we meet our rafting guide for our training in whitewater paddling. Our guide will teach us how to direct our raft toward the best bumps and splashes as we maneuver through the rapids. There is not much to learn. The skills are really quite simple. You will learn to paddle to the guide's instructions as he shouts, "All Hard" or "Left Side Hard" or "Break Right".

After our lessons we position our raft on the shore at the base of Repogenus Dam. The floodgates open, a wall of water rushes into the gorge and once the initial tidal wave turns into a steady stream we launch our raft from the beach into one of the world's most exciting whitewater adventures. Our guide will be with us as we raft the famous Repogenus Gorge, with whitewater rated 5 on the international 1-6 scale.

We stop for a rest and a hearty lunch during a break in the action. Our final thrill is an easy and safe rafting drop over "Small Falls" into the Nesowadnehunk Deadwater 6-7 feet below. This is so much fun that, typically, everyone hauls their raft back up above Small Falls to do it again and again.

Our rafting company will have videographers and photographers stationed along the river to record our adventure. You can purchase movies and/or photos of our trip.

We will spend three days in Maine's most picturesque wilderness enjoying the solitude, the Perseids Meteor Shower, the moose, the hiking trails and our meals of lake and brook trout. Those who wish might summit Mt. Katahdin, 5272 feet, Maine's highest peak and the final stop on the Appalachian Trail. In the Penobscot Indian language, the full name of Mt. Katahdin is "Katahdin Mooseluk Meguntacook Chesuncook". Roughly translated this means "Great Mountain at Center of Moose World".

There are smaller summits to enjoy if even from afar without a climb.

Beautiful remote ponds


And more moose...

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