We were planning a run for June 2nd but feared we may not have the water for it. Seeing she had 1.5m of water we decided not wait. We hit it Thursday morning May 5th. It was cold. Cold enough I wore a winter jacket on the leg from Half Moon to Rangers Camp. Huge chunks of ice still litter the banks and there is snow still in the woods in places. The Louie's were the biggest challenge and the wave large. As long as you maintained balance I believe you could have hit it anywhere right of centre and been fine. The Narrows were fun.
We spent two nights at the Rangers Camp. I normally sleep in my hammock but it was cold enough that I decided to sleep by the fire in the camp. The next day we played darts and killed a bottle of rye.
That Saturday we headed for Clearwater. It rained hard that Thursday night so it gave us about 1.6m of water. It was a none stop rapid train from Rangers Camp till past Burnt Hill. It was great fun.
At Clearwater we setup camp and got a nice fire going. My partner Leo got to work expanding the rock patio someone else had started above the fire pit. It threatened rain until at 10pm she let loose. It rained hard till about 5am. Leo got a little wet in his tent. I stayed dry and warm in my hammock. Love the hammock. Sunday morning we set out for a Norrads Bridge. The rain plumped the river up to 1.8+ m. It was a quick float through wavy choppy water home.
Earliest run ever for us but a great one nonetheless.