Friday, January 15, 2010

Great Day on the Arroyo

The weekend before Christmas it rained enough to bring up the Arroyo Seco, so we headed there instead of the shopping malls. It was the usual great day on the Arroyo. Chris and Richard elected to co-paddle a tandem AIRE Outfitter, and it was fascinating watching them maneuver to avoid the many rocks that are exposed at these low flows. The Outfitter-2 is a big boat! It makes this drop look smaller than it is.

The Spanish must have been smokin' something when they named this creek, which has water all year: just a trickle in late summer, but debris in the tree branches attested to the monster flood that had occurred about a week before our trip.
More pictures here.

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