The Big Eddy

One of the highlights of our trip to Sun River was white water rafting down the Deschutes River.  
We were met in Sun River and took a bus to our starting point above Bend OR.  

Ready to go!  The last time Don and I went white water rafting we went without a guide and I was thrown from the boat which was a bit harrowing for me.  This time we were taking a guided trip.

Quinn insisted on getting an oar so that he could help paddle.

It was drop dead gorgeous.   Oregon perfection.

We started with a slow float down the river and the guide said that we could jump in if we wanted to.  Don cooling off.  The water was pretty cold.

Here\’s the brave crew.  Paul (Kristin\’s hubby). Curt, Don, Amy, Quinn, Judy, and Kristin.

And this guy thought he might like to go for a swim.  He got back in the raft pretty quickly.

We might have suggested he go again so I could get a video.

Deschutes Swim from Amy white on Vimeo.

Our guide, Owen, let Quinn be in charge for the first set of rapids.

We pulled out of the water and Owen walked us over to the rapids to explain how we were going to approach each set of rapids.

Photos from the official photographer.  
A look at the first set of Class III rapids.  Our guide told us we would go down sideways.
Here we come.  

All the pics from official photographer.

On the last set of rapids our guide suggested Quinn go down Rodeo style on the front of the boat holding on to the ropes.  Enough to make this mom nervous but Owen said it was safe.  And Quinn loved it!

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