Today, March 21, was Kathy’s birthday, and she wanted to run the Box. What a great idea! The forecast was for a high in the mid-60s and clear. This is the earliest we have ever run the Box, thanks to global warming. We were joined by Britt, CJ, Joe, Adrien and Michele. Britt and I were in an oar boat, and the others in a paddle boat. The river was running 1400 cfs, and the trip went off without a hitch, taking just a little over 3 hours. We had the river to ourselves.
At the put-in, a small group was performing Native American ceremonies, which included the burning of incense, and they blessed our boats. What a nice way to get the trip started.