GUIDE TRAINING (LEVEL I)
Guide training is upon us.There’s no better way to get into paddling shape than doing laps all day. Nothing like putting on that wet wetsuit from they day before and doing it all over again. The van has already developed that foul stench, that only training can brew. Our trainees are picking up on things quickly. We’re past the point of learning paddle strokes and how to strap down rafts. Now it’s their turn to get in the guide compartment and start shouting commands. So far we’ve had some good lines and some hairy lines. The river gives you instant feedback in the form of backsurfs and violent ejections. We’ve all made some sacrifices to the river gods at this point. Time to reflect and rest up for tomorrow.