Our first actually day of canoing. After lugging all our equipment a good long distance from the landing, we inflated the canoes, packed, and we’re ready to go!
I spent the next 8 days in that front seat.
We quickly discovered that the river wasn’t all that deep.
The first day kept teasing us with rain though it never came down too hard. A lot of time, and I mean a lot of time was spent navigating the braids, getting out and dragging the canoes.
First night’s camp, note how large the river valley is. Later in the trip, the whole thing condenses down to a hundred yards or so.