“Spend as much time as possible on mountains, in small boats, or otherwise out in the weather; if you never get wet, cold, exhausted or scared, you won’t properly appreciate being dry, warm, rested and safe.” ~ Peter Jay

"I’m an adventuring river rat at heart. Put me on a floating piece of driftwood and I’m happy." ~ Christina Glauner

"There’s folly and foolhardiness on one side and daring and calculation on the other." ~ C.S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower novels

Monday, June 21, 2010

Oahe Days and Bad River

My roommate from college had some vacation time to use or lose, so he decided to come up to Pierre for Oahe Days and to hang around for a week or so. On Saturday, we took in the free picnic at the Capital for the 100th anniversary of the Capital Building. There was roast beef and pork sandwiches, chips, cookies, and water. I then took him down to the river to give him some experience in a kayak before we tried a cruise. We just dinked about between Dump Island and the causeway. Came across numerous people I knew. We saw Chuck crashing his planes on shore, a coworker of mine tried unsuccessfully to enter his boat stereo into a car stereo contest... he would have won, in my opinion. And we also came across some friends of mine at the beach playing floating beer pong.

From 2010-06-20

On Sunday, I decided to take him up the Bad River. Apparently, the point John Adler and I made it too last summer/fall is the furthest point possible. The water seemed higher yesterday than last year, but we made it about the same distance. We pushed about 3.5 miles up, totaling 7 miles for the cruise.

From 2010-06-20
From 2010-06-20

1 comment:

  1. The scenery changes from different parts of the river. At least you had an enjoyable trip.