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Floating Down the White River, 2015/08/16

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Floating Down the White River, 2015/08/16

Floating down the river.

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 - Floating Down the White River, 2015/08/16

Getting fitted for life jackets.

Off down the river - Floating Down the White River, 2015/08/16

Off down the river.

All settled in on the raft - Floating Down the White River, 2015/08/16

All settled in on the raft.

The river took us down towards a canyon - Floating Down the White River, 2015/08/16

The river took us down towards a canyon.

We overtook another crew of rafters - Floating Down the White River, 2015/08/16

We overtook another crew of rafters.

Further down the river - Floating Down the White River, 2015/08/16

Further down the river.

White River scenery - Floating Down the White River, 2015/08/16

White River scenery.

Splashing water onto the foes - Floating Down the White River, 2015/08/16

Splashing water onto the foes.

These guys have a water gun - Floating Down the White River, 2015/08/16

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 - Floating Down the White River, 2015/08/16

Finished the rafting, now on to the hike down the riverside.

Nice spot for a hike! - Floating Down the White River, 2015/08/16

Nice spot for a hike!

We hiked down a gravel road - Floating Down the White River, 2015/08/16

We hiked down a gravel road.

Time to get into the water - Floating Down the White River, 2015/08/16

Time to get into the water.

We hiked down through the water - Floating Down the White River, 2015/08/16

We hiked down through the water.

Nice and cool! - Floating Down the White River, 2015/08/16

Nice and cool!

The river went around a big bend in the canyon, and we continued downstream - Floating Down the White River, 2015/08/16

The river went around a big bend in the canyon, and we continued downstream.

Crossing a deeper section - Floating Down the White River, 2015/08/16

Crossing a deeper section.

Walking through the middle of the deeper water - Floating Down the White River, 2015/08/16

Walking through the middle of the deeper water.

Further down, time for a swim! - Floating Down the White River, 2015/08/16

Further down, time for a swim!

Floating down - Floating Down the White River, 2015/08/16

Floating down.

The perfect spot to cool down - Floating Down the White River, 2015/08/16

The perfect spot to cool down.

Clear water - Floating Down the White River, 2015/08/16

Clear water.

They claimed ownership of the rock - Floating Down the White River, 2015/08/16

They claimed ownership of the rock.

Boulders in the river - Floating Down the White River, 2015/08/16

Boulders in the river.

We spotted some ducks - Floating Down the White River, 2015/08/16

We spotted some ducks.

After swimming we had more hiking to do - Floating Down the White River, 2015/08/16

After swimming we had more hiking to do.

Getting closer to the cliffs - Floating Down the White River, 2015/08/16

Getting closer to the cliffs.

Back on to another old road by the river - Floating Down the White River, 2015/08/16

Back on to another old road by the river.

We met some goats on the trail - Floating Down the White River, 2015/08/16

We met some goats on the trail.

Almost at the end - Floating Down the White River, 2015/08/16

Almost at the end.

These huts were built for a film set - Floating Down the White River, 2015/08/16

These huts were built for a film set.

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