Micah Kneidl 25/11/2016 | Posted in 2015 Zen, Creeking, rivers, Trip Reports, Trips, Whitewater, WW Disciplines
Last December, John Webster called and asked if I could help with a photo shoot on the North Fork of the Payette. Of course I was hesitant, it was a very cold winter week.
Alec Voorhees and I loaded up with John and drove North towards the mountains. The temperature dropped to almost ten degrees, but the sun continued to rise.
The river had a lot of ice, making the river narrower and in some places making the channels impassable.
But we took some paddle strokes, ran a small amount of whitewater, and it turned out to be a beautiful day.
I’ve learned that weather is rarely a good excuse in going kayaking. Rain or shine, hot or cold, I’ve never had regret for paddling in undesirable weather. I hope you all can squeeze in a day or two this off-season.
Visit www.WebsterMediaHouse.com to see some awesome kayaking photographs by John Webster.