It was a weekend of long nights around the fire with music and drink...
...and early mornings rising with the sun to get in as much time as possible to soak in the gorgeous scenery.
I am glad I decided not to raft this year as it gave me a chance to toddle off by myself and do a little ritual...
...and after leaving the appropriate offerings, I wildcrafted some much-needed pretties from the forest and river.
A little more than half of our gaggle decided to raft, and at around lunch time the rest of us were bussed out to meet up with them for lunch.
I forget what this particular set of rapids has been dubbed, but I know that they are mellower than many of them on the route.
After going on them last year, I much prefer to admire their beauty from the shore! ;)