Day #8, Sunday, September 14-Mile 96.4

Day #8: Sunday, September 14-Horn Creek, Granite, and Hermit rapids

The last two days in the Inner Gorge brought many significant rapids. After running mostly clean, I flipped in Horn Creek but got my roll. Lonnie and I both aced Granite,  but Hermit with it’s massive crashing waves caught us both. It feels good to nail a rapid but even excellent kayakers get hit funny and flip. What matters is that you end up upright and in your boat when it is all over.

Lonnie in Horn Creek rapid. Photo credit: James Q. Martin

Lonnie Horn Creek