Sun, Aug 1 2010 - Cartecay River - Hike and Swim (View Original Event Details)|
Sarah gets the prize for bringing the best water toys - a Frisbee, inner tube, waterproof camera. Grant shared some great homemade hummus, pita, and organic lollipops. A couple groups of kayakers paddled by, some flipping over in the small rapid, giving us extra entertainment. We all dipped in the water, swam, sat on various rocks, took photos, chatted and enjoyed each other's company amongst the wonderful backdrop and atmosphere of rushing water, clear sunny skies and lush Appalachian forest. So relaxing and reviving.
After a while we packed up and headed up the steep slope out of the river valley, continuing on the River Loop. The walk back was about 1 mile; it seemed a lot longer due to the extreme heat, but we all took our time.
Thanks everyone for a really great time and experience.