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August 19 Jordan River

 | Published on 8/19/2016
People: John and his harem: Marlene (Marv was our shuttle bunny), Terry (her first time on the Jordan), Tracie, Linda P, Lois and Jackie

We had all seen the weather forecast for rain showers sometime in the afternoon, and we hoped we would be off the river before it hit.  While waiting for the shuttle drivers to return, we talked to a fisherman who had a huge brown trout on a stringer.  It was about 20” in length, the biggest trout I had ever seen.  He said a deer munching clover watched him bring it in – a perfect morning.  I had the six women lead the way as I took up the sweep position.  The morning haze never burned off as I expected, so the temperature stayed pleasant.  We all agreed that the Jordan is one of our prettiest (and coldest) rivers. 


We all enjoyed the trip through the tubes and we made our way to Webster for a quick snack and potty break before resuming our trip.  About  30 minutes before the take-out, the rain hit. We all ducked under the nearest cedar to retrieve our rain jackets.  By the time we all got buttoned up the rain stopped, and we finished the paddle under threatening skies.  We loaded the boats and most of us headed over to the Tilted Skillet (the former Murray’s) for lunch.  The menu was interesting and everyone enjoyed their food, but I am not sure how nutritious the deep fried pickles are. 

Report and photos by John Heiam
Tracie exiting the tubes
Jackie got a little wet
Marlene looks cool as always
You can't tell, but Lois kept the bow up and the solo canoe stayed dry
Linda wore her sprayskirt, so she was very dry