Here’s a fun way to stay cool in summer – take a wee float down the White River, and then hike the rest of the way, staying cool in the water.
We started with the rafting – a rather tame float downstream, passing below cliffs and through forested areas on inflatable rafts.
It’s a popular spot for rafting, and we got right into the middle of a water fight.
We floated for about an hour and a half, and then set off on foot. We followed trails beside the river, crossing over at fords and stopping for a swim midway.
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Getting fitted for life jackets.
Off down the river.
All settled in on the raft.
The river took us down towards a canyon.
We overtook another crew of rafters.
Further down the river.
White River scenery.
Splashing water onto the foes.
These guys have a water gun. Those guys have an umbrella. Who wins this battle?
Finished the rafting, now on to the hike down the riverside.
Nice spot for a hike!
We hiked down a gravel road.
Time to get into the water.
We hiked down through the water.
Nice and cool!
The river went around a big bend in the canyon, and we continued downstream.
Crossing a deeper section.
Walking through the middle of the deeper water.
Further down, time for a swim!
The perfect spot to cool down.
They claimed ownership of the rock.
Boulders in the river.
We spotted some ducks.
After swimming we had more hiking to do.
Getting closer to the cliffs.
Back on to another old road by the river.
We met some goats on the trail.
Almost at the end.
These huts were built for a film set.