Monday, August 25, 2008
Mini-Float trip on Chatanika River
Yesterday we all went to the Chatanika River for a picnic and short little float trip. It was quite a lot of fun. This weekend felt like we were trying to get the last bit of summer in before it starts getting cold.
Jeremy, Mike and Cheyanne (who is going back to Montana today) went down first on maybe a 300 yard trip down past the bridge. Then Jeremy, Emmy and I went in the raft. It was a short trip but the first real river float Emmy has done. It had a couple of class 1 rapids and I was nervous (for Emmy, of course!)
There was a magpie-sized bird who visited our picnic site who obviously knew that humans leave a lot of crumbs. I didn't get that good of a picture. I also found some sourberries (a.k.a. kalina berries, highbush cranberries, amaryat) and I may try my hand at some jelly. Emmy took to berry picking like a natural. Must run in the family.