Turns out that in late August the water doesn't move too fast. We should've known what we were getting into when we all got in the water and Chris and Sarah started going backwards.
Either way it was a super fun day and was a great way to spend a 90 degree saturday. Watching Moose and Finley deal with the water in their own ways was entertaining enough.
In all we had 5 tubes, one two person raft with paddles, 6 orange life vest that Chris lashed into a raft, two dogs and a floating cooler that was shaped like a bobber but took on water immediately and didn't actually cool anything off.
At one point in the day Sam looked at us and said, "This is the biggest shit show I've ever been a part of". Couldn't have said it better myself.
That night though Chris made a giant fire and we played around with my camera. This is what we got.
Then Chris tried to write SickyGnarGnar....semi successfully.
He eventually got a good one though.
In other, actual climbing related news, we took Jugs out bouldering!!! And he liked it!!!!! May have helped that we got him on some highball cracks to start him out but eventually he tried Flatiron and you could see the switch turn inside him once he started to really figure out the beta. He was able to touch the second left hand crimp after a handful of tries and I've got no doubt that he'll be able to finish it up soon if he wants to.
It's always fun to take people who haven't bouldered at the lake around and show them what we have. Jon has walked past the Flatiron possibly hundreds of times without trying it so it was cool to see him actually get on the problem and enjoy it. Remo and I were both able to repeat it and I must say, that is without a doubt one of my all time favorites. Truly love that boulder problem.
Quote of the day was when Jugs topped out a 20-25 foot tall crack climb and as he walked off he asked Remo and I "Was that high?". Yes Jon. That was high.
And finally, I've finished up my next video!!! See below and enjoy!!! I'm glad I was able to finish this one up before we left for Hueco as it leaves me clean to make another one down there. 4-5 days should be plenty to get a nice one together. Every time I use my camera I enjoy it more and I'm so happy I picked it up last year.
Devil's Lake Bouldering - Summerness from Steve Schultz on Vimeo.