We had overcome our doubts about the weather and the doubts about ourselves, and experienced an incredible trip because of it. I just can't wait for next year!
I was awed by the power of the water, and stoked by the pummeling I received sitting in the front of the raft. I was also impressed by the guide; he was completely calm in the face of what appeared to be total chaos.
The paddle stroke is a repetitive motion, and yet to the attentive paddler, that stroke is constantly being adjusted.
Let's level here. The Adirondacks are, objectively, one of the most incredible hiking destinations in the world.