Everyone was responsible for their own gear and canoes. All the gear needed to be packed into the canoes and lashed down in case of capsizing. It didn't take long for the boys to figure out what needed to be done.
Because we were traveling downriver with a maximum current of about 3 miles per hour, we set up a new camp every night. We had to carry all our gear and food with us. Here's some of the boys at one of the camps.
I found it amazing how much energy the boys had. After a whole day paddling, they still wanted to rock climb. I wasn't really aware of how high they went, until after the trip, and we looked at pictures. Otherwise, I might have freaked!
The rock walls were amazing! We started with almost no cliffs, then, as we traveled down river, the canyon walls got higher and more impressive.
To be continued...
Labyrinth - Labyrinth, 1986 movie starring David Bowie