I got off my last trip of the season a few days ago and have been struggling to get out of my big chair long enough to catch up on business and my poor neglected blog. Here are a few highlights. Thunder River had a very exciting first trip and a prompt return to the boatshop for a new piece of side panel. And Surprise Canyon came to visit the same week for her owwie from Westwater this summer. Quick fixes both.

River trips have been great this summer and fall. Lots of big storms, beaches cascading into the river, rapids re-arranged… The earth is moving.

David Zickl rode in my front footwell and got this fun shot in Sockdolager.

Fortunately I had a calm end to a sublime summer on the river. No more boat repairs… until next year.