PADDLING FOR THE NEW YEAR--WHAT BETTER WAY TO RING IN 2008?
We had lots of fun both on and off the water. Here is a little preview of the week's events. To start us off, we have Nick at the crux of "Random Acts" on the Cosanga River. Jordan at the bottom of "Triple Drop" on the Lower Cosanga.
Some of the brave (and less tired) people ventured up the hill to Borja and actually stayed up til midnight to bring in the New Year. Looks like it was a happening party up there.
While Chris wasn't representing old-skool-style, he did pull off some sweet cartwheels. Who says you can't throw down rodeo-style while you are creeking? Jon and Don amongst the Piatua's giant granite boulders.
Hillary took this photo--I'm not sure why he is sticking his tongue out at her? Maybe he was tired of having his meal interupted by curious photographers.
Uh, back to the whitewater...who organized this blog? Nick boofing "the boof" on the Oyacachi. We gotta come up with a better name for that one. Nick, I love your "ejector seat" rapid name, so if you've got any suggestions for this one, let me know.
Sharon and Jordon getting in the Ecuadorian New Year spirit. Vendors all over the place start selling various masks for people to put on their munecas to burn on New Year's Eve. Jordon had quite a collection of masks by the time he got to our lodge. Sharon, you make a particularly good Fidel:)
Thanks to everyone on the trip for making our transition into 2008 a great one! It was fun paddling with everyone here in Ecuador, and hopefully we'll catch up with you on your local runs next summer.