Wednesday, August 6 — What a spectacular adventure day we had today!!! We spent six hours whitewater rafting the Youghiogheny [YAW-ki-GAY-nee] River in Ohiopyle State Park in Pennsylvania. We were on the famed “Lower Yough” [yawk] which provides some of the best whitewater rafting in the eastern United States, as well as some spectacular scenery along the riverbanks. Throughout the 7.5 mile trip down the winding Yough, we paddled through 15 Class III/Class IV rapids.
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It wasn’t really a question of IF you got dumped into the water, it was more like WHEN it was going to happen. The Double Hydraulics Rapids became double-trouble for Fred as he tumbled out of our raft and had to make his way back through the churning water. Then the very next rapids, River’s End, proved to be my nemesis and I tumbled out and had a nice float down to the next pool of calm water where I could be hauled back into our raft.
All in all it was one of our best days Out There. We can’t wait ’til we get to Colorado where we plan to do a week-long trip down the Colorado River. Let’s hope we can stay in that raft!