Nahanni Day 15 and 16 – Lafferty creek
Up at usual time today and did an easy hike back into the Dry Canyon – lovely walls stretching up it seemed like forever – got back to camp, packed up and then got prepared for George’s Ripples (I mean really who are we kidding, ripples? 5-6 foot standing wave is a ripple??? on what planet is a 5-6 foot standing wave a ripple?????).
We packed up the canoes and paddled down to a gravel bar that happens just prior to the ripples. We pulled over and scouted the ripples – the purpose is to do…..WORMS – water, obstacles, roots, maneuvers, safety – so that is what we did – there was a large rock with a hole right behind it, another creek coming in creating some swirly water – once we knew what we were about we set off. Perry and Wendy stayed on the gravel bar to do some filming (which I can’t send cause the file is too big but once home I will upload it on the blog).
We set off – biggest waves yet – everyone through safely with much hooting and hollering. No one went swimming…….yeah – see the crazy sequence of Wendy and Perry coming through the waves.
Post ‘ripples’ we had lunch and then a 25 k paddle through 1st canyon to Lafferty’s. We set camp and then hiked up the creek to an amazing swim hole, Rob horsing around on the stone slide – necessary as the weatherman (Perry) had warned us it was going to be very hot – but it was about 30 degrees!!! We all grabbed a swim and are now safely back in camp for Burritos.
Another Euchre fest tonight….Mike and Perry won the day
Ross’ – say a HUGE SHOUTOUT to Ingybingy, John
BRO and DAD Dave – and CAROLE
Molly and Pops
Due to the granite high walls of first canyon Dale and I have just hiked an hour to find a window to send the blog……
Today is a rest day so we will not update until tomorrow!