A cold day on the water by Adam

Alzar School | 28.06.11

It was only the second day of the trip when we paddled the Cabarton section of the Payette River.  We were told the water would be very, very cold, but little did we know that it would also be raining.  After performing my first roll in the water, my whole upper body instantly went numb.  At first I thought it was going to be a long, miserable day, but when I began to notice the intensity of the rapids my mindset changed.  I completely forgot about how cold the water was and spent the rest of my day enjoying the awesome rapids. At the end of the day, instead of looking back on a cold, miserable day, I looked back on a great day that marked the beginning of an amazing trip.