Moe, Todd, Jim Crownover and Your Humble Reporter
Well, that was an interesting float trip. Notable events included:
- Seeing more 18+ inch bass than I have ever seen in my life. That is the total life-time number and not just in one trip. I am bringing a fly rod next time.
- Jim suckering me into wading into Poorman’s Spring. I think I got permanent nerve damage from the brutally cold water. It sure seemed colder than the usual 56 deg. ground water. I am bringing a thermometer next time if I can still walk.
- Moe saying “What is surfing?” and then surfing her brains out in waves that others in play-boats on previous trips avoided… in a 12 foot Pungo... at the age of 70. (Are you reading this Ricky?)
- Watching Todd do an accidental stern squirt in his 10.5 foot Old Town Dirigo and not flipping. Twice. (See Jim’s excellent pictures at http://www.crownover.com/juniata20080611.html
for a photo of his recovery. Very cool.)
- Watching Todd make a cell phone call to get permission from the Powers-that-be to buy a white water boat. Stay tuned. Todd needs a WW boat so if you happen to have a used one for sale …
- Rolling the Orca. It came right up even if my paddle dove a little.
- Hunting for access to the ledges using Google Earth once I got home. There has to be an easy way to get there without all that flatwater paddling. It is better than the Dauphin Narrows. I am going back again but I am taking a WW boat.