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Trip Reports

September 20 Upper Platte River

Published on 9/20/2015
Sara shoots all seven drivers in her van before running the shuttle: John Walton, Barb, Jocelyn, John Willis, Henry, Kurt Reinhart, and Harold.
At the put-in: Angie & John Willus, John Walton, Sara, Barb & Mike, Henry, Steve, Kurt Reinhart, and Harold front and center. Pam is already on the river, and Jocelyn is behind the camera.
On the river - Jocelyn & Max and Harold in the foreground (Sara's shot)
John and his friend Winston (Sara's shot)
R to L, Harold, Steve, Barb (Sara's shot)
I've wondered for ages what those tall rosy maroon seed heads were. Angie says "Dock," which comes in several varieties. John Walton and Sara in the distance in the slow section before Deadstream and the lake.
Home stretch coming across the lake (Sara's shot)
New member Kurt Reinhart at Deadstream take-out with his high performance sit-on-top which I dub "The Platapus"!
Lunch at the Platte River Inn turned out to be a second breakfast, all they serve on Sunday, open then until 2pm.  (Images perloined from the internet since we were too busy talking and eating to take any)