Saturday, October 03, 2009

Upper Cherry '09

more photos on day way

Fantasy Falls '09

One of my favorite LVM moments of zen is when Willie Kern sits at the put-in for Fantasy Falls and says something like, "I did it once at high water and there was more water than this. I did it once at low water and there was less water than this."

I had never done it before, but I'm pretty sure we put-on somewhere on the "lower than this" end of the spectrum. Regardless, the Mekolumne Wilderness is a mystical place full of rugged character. The sun shone bright each day and the stars rocked out each night. All of the classic rapids were fun and exciting. The camping in there is all-time. Lane Jacobs, Dan and Tom Simenc, Andy Maser and I snuck in a run the day after we jumped off West Cherry.