Rafting at the Kern

rafting at the Kern

This was some BIG water this year from the still 15 feet of snow up in the mountains. Lets say a normal flow for the river is 1200 cfs(cubic feet per second), this year it was 7000+ cfs, that’s a LOT of water, and it was COLD, all snow melting. River Data for Memorial Day Weekend.

Graph of the Water Flow.

On the last run, at the big rapid, there was a hole that we got stuck in, then flipped the whole raft. We all had to swim for about 5 minutes. After about 10 seconds in the water, I was almost completely wiped out from the cold, and I even had a wetsuit on. Ken lost his glasses, and the flap on his hat finally fell off.

Chess, Camp style.

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