Riding the Rapids & the Jammers
Trip Start Sep 04, 2010
9Trip End Sep 13, 2010
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Today was a day filled with activities. Our first activity was white water rafting down the Swiftcurrent River.
The first 1/2 of the trip was more of a float, although given the water level we had to do a bit of paddling. After the first half of the trip we were into some rapids. They were between class II and class III. We went through "bone crusher, repeater rock, washboard," and many others. When we were going through "repeater rock" the guide had us get one side of the raft up on the rock and the other side were holding on as that side was deep in the cold water. Bonnie was on the wet side of the boat and got very wet. We worked hard to get our raft in to the dock first so we could change out of the wet clothes and into dry ones. It was pretty cold and the water temperature was about 48 degrees farenheit. Our guide was "Erik.."After docking and changing the guides cooked a Bar B Q lunch for us which was very good.
Now it was off to ride the "Jammers" through "Going to the Sun" road from The Lake MacDonald Lodge. "Jammers" are the cars that took tourists through the park in the early1900's.
Back to the Lodge for dinner and packing. Tomorrow is a long travel day.