But like I said, first we played at Climax. Here we learned about the many faces of Conor Flynn. Observe:
He makes those exact faces, plus one other one for the Left Blunt, every time.
This was my first day in the production Large Nemesis. I had been in the prototype for a while, and the boat performance had been perfected before the final generation proto, but there was a little more footroom in the production model, which was nice. Plus, the whole boat was just so shiny and perfect and new. I was very excited.
Photo by Conor Flynn
Natalie was pumped up for the upcoming slave trip, and ready to work more on her blunt.
Photos by Leif Anderson
After a surprisingly frustrating session at Climax (it was very flushy), we headed to the North Fork Payette. The North Fork was very full on, and very fun. I can't wait until the next time I can go run that stretch. We met up with Orion (a friend of mine from Arcata) and we all warmed up with a Lower Five run. Then Natalie changed into shuttle-running gear (since she only had a playboat) and Orion headed to work, leaving only Conor and I to run the shit. I still can't identify a single rapid in the Upper 5 or Middle 5. I do remember a couple holes... some waves... a bunch of horizon lines...