This photo was taken in the first moments of paddling downstream from our put-in point Bowness Park. On my face is a big smile for the camera, but behind that smile is a pretty strong sense of fear and excitement. What if I fall over?
This photo was taken after we did the second half of the trip to the 10th Street Bridge. The gnarliest water (ie. slightly less tame than the rest) on the Bow is a standing wave below the Bridge. It owned me. Now, behind that smile and bloodied shin is a need to conquer that wave.