stories 2015 | wipeout.
Day 4 of our memorable whitewater rafting and kayaking trip on the waters of the Natahala River falls in duckies. It was the last challenge of the day. We had the river path laid out that we would take over the falls. Unexpectedly, a canoe pulled out in the path of our duckie causing us to veer off course to preclude t-boning the canoe. This in turn begot us missing our projected path and hitting the falls at the worst location, a dip in the river derived by a high rock, backdrafted the water allowing a suction hole.
This propelled our duckie into a 90 degree fold and ejected us off our duckies, head first into the freezing waters of the rushing, raging river's falls smacking us against the rocks.
At that point Jarrod lost his good and faithful water bottle and both Jarrod and Jeff's pride and buttocks were bruised. Once we got back in the duckie we were done for. We got our duckie to the raft parking and called it good for the day.
(by the way: these are the words of Jarrod.)