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July 29 Sturgeon River

Jackie and Tracie  | Published on 7/29/2016
It was a nice day to confront past demons on the Sturgeon River for the two "kids" (Jackie & Tracie) of the party. It was time to get back on the horse that threw them. Neither had paddled this river since 2014 when both crashed & burned in a seriously scary manner.
Two veteran pros (John & Lois) were there, showing their usual prowess at being fearless leaders for the young 'uns.
Nobody dumped, nobody died, & all left off the river unscathed.
The two "kids" celebrated their conquest by a little shopping & dinner out on the way home.
By Tracie and Jackie
 
Photos by John
Waiting for the shuttle
 
Lois
 
Tracie looking focused
 
Jackie tackling the raging torrents at the first drop
 
The two "kids"
 
Mom leading the ducklings
 
Still wearing the sprayskirt