I am curious to hear some of the stories out there of your first flip or ejection into our beautiful Alaska waters. What did you do wrong? What did you do right? Tips, tricks or lessons learned?
Mine was this last weekend on the Tazlina, a couple miles downstream of House Rock. I've been rafting for 5 years but never in class III+. The biggest I had done previously is Eagle River campground at high water, which is technical but short. I thought I was doing pretty well and got a little full of myself. Went over a deceptively small looking pourover in a Super Puma and didn't power my way over the top, my rearend got sucked in and just like that I was in the drink. Fortunately, the gear was tied in for going over Niagara Falls, so the only losses were my hat and a little youthful exuberance.