Day 7 - Lava Falls
|Sunday, July 27, 1980: This beautiful hat-and-shoes tree magically appeared in camp as things needed to dry out over night.
|We had a big day ahead of us as we made our way downstream toward Lava Falls.
|We threw pennies to appease the gods at Vulcan's Anvil at Mile 178.5, which is the one-mile warning that you're getting close to Lava Falls.
|At Lava Falls, we watched the other boat, two Diamond boats, and the three oar boats from our campsite the night before go through the rapids.
|Here are Rewalt and Schmed talking before their run.
|First to go through was Kitch and Mike's boat.
|There were lots of photographers on shore so each run was heavily photographed. Here's a closer shot.
|Here's a wider shot.
|Here's a higher shot.
|Here's an onboard shot.
|Next up was our family on Rewalt and Schmed's boat.
|We were fortunate that someone got close shots of our entire run.
|That's Other Kathy on the horn and Tony in the middle of the bathtub, ...
|... and Doug, Mom, Dad, someone belonging to that leg, our Kathy, and me along the side.
|This run is much more known for how technically difficult it is than how fun it is, and it is a lot of fun.
|This photo taken on our camera by someone else from the start of our run has always been a favorite of mine.
|After running Lava Falls, we stopped at a small break area on some rock ledges.
|Camp was at Mile 202. The California crew set up on the left side of the beach ...
|... and Jack, Marcia, Kelly, and Other Kathy's camp was on the right side.
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