The guides blew a conch shortly after sunrise to wake us up for coffee and hot chocolate.
They blew it again when breakfast was ready; they cooked a hot breakfast every day but the last. After breakfast, we packed up our tent and separated our stuff into a smaller day dry bag and a larger
dry bag packed away for the day. We put our wet clothes into a plastic bag in the day bag, and
spread them out on rocks to dry at lunch.
After breakfast, we packed up and loaded the boats.
Paul and Kimberly went in the paddle raft, and Evan rode in Lynne's oar boat. We rafted a medium
rapid, then stopped to scout Crystal, a big one. The guides said it would be boring if we did it
right. After Crystal, we paddled through a bunch more rapids called the gems: Agate, Sapphire,
Turquoise, Ruby, and Serpentine.
After lunch, we pulled over at Shinumo Creek. We walked up through warm clear water to a pool
with a water slide under a waterfall. We stopped to camp at mile 110 and raced to set up camp as it sprinkled, but the heavy rain of the previous evening never materialized