First Paddle of the Year

Once again Bill Jordens hosted the first paddle of the year. This time it was on one of his favorite runs, the Devil’s Lake Fork of the Wilson, and he pulled out all stops, giving us a perfect level (3600 cfs) and even some sun. But what you all want to know is whether there was a first swim of the year and if you’re off the hook. But to find out that you’ll have to wait for the February newsletter. So send in those dues checks to make sure you get your copy and the full account of the day. Paddling on 1/1/12: Audrey Bergsma, Mark Scantlebury, Ken Keating, Greg Davenport, Kendall Springer, Bill, and special guest paddler Kris Knight from the Paddle Trails Canoe Club (Seattle). There was another group on the Kilchis that was coordinated by Carl Poston that included his new tandem partner Eleanore, plus Karl Dinkelspiel, Ted Housen, Leon Aliski, Tom and Blake McCord, and Jim Coker. Here’s a short video of the action on the DLF of the Wilson.