Thursday, June 5, 2008

Buffalo getaway

Hey friends,

After taking a family member to kayak float the Buffalo I came back with a plan! I informed Miles to get his gear together, we were floatin the river! The Lord afforded us a 3 day window of easy resort life so that my #1 friend/domestic/office goddess could watch over the place and the kiddos. We launched 2 kayaks at Rush on May 26th around 2 and returned to our world May 28th. It was great. We had everything but a good tent! In a dead rush to get out of here we accidentally left our tent and had to purchase one from.....WALMART.....EEEK! To say that it leaked was an understatement. We had a whopper storm come thru early Tuesday morning and Miles was out there putting my chapstick on the seams while it was raining horses & cows (not cats & dogs!) The leaking tent was funny and we learned the "Go be dry" system that they sell means to "Go be dry...somewhere other than in the tent". Oh well, river memories to share!

Tuesdays float was marvelous with the bluffs letting out the 2 1/2 " rain we had the night before. Waterfalls & Wildflowers everywhere! Our second nights camp was right in front of "Bear Bluff". We arrived to find a beautiful waterfall flowing out of the face of the bluff and an eagle perched in a tree beside it. Awesome! The wild purity of this river is just speechless when you see it. The spring flooding did do some tree cleaning along the banks, but that is the Lords way of changing the scenery for us. He knows how complacent we can get even with our surroundings!
I am now in the planning stages of another trip soon for the girls! Camping & floating from the kayaks was simple. You just need to minimize down your gear to the essentials. It definitely was easier than setting up our canvas camp that we use for Turkey or Deer trips. We even brought along our cast iron pan and cooked up some mighty good grub. Miles was sure to tell me he wasn't eating granola the entire trip. Camp cooking is probably the best part of any camp trip. It always tastes superb!
Even though we can't put our canoes/kayaks on the Buffalo for rentals, we can help you set up your gear & equipment to do a float just like ours along with shuttling to different access points. It is renewing for the mind & spirit to take the time and getaway from it all. Let us help with your next river adventure!
blessings until next post,
Mountain Momma

1 comment:

scrappin_gomer said...

How fun!! I love camp food!! Hope to see ya'll soon!!