Guide School ends on the Tuolumne
Our 2005 professional guide school ended with a bang on the Tuolumne last weekend. After hiking into the canyon, we put on at Meral's Pool with 3500 cfs. We spent most of the first day pulling swimmers into boats while floating through big rapids. Our last paddleboat surfed the hole at Clavey Falls for a good 30 seconds and everyone managed to stay in the boat.
We discussed our "favorite moments" around the campfire on the last night of our trip and most agreed that our wrap at Blossom Bar was the highlight. Other highlights were fixing a torn boat in the rain, the drive from Oregon to California, and our first night discussion about what it means to be a guide.
We are already making plans for our 2006 guide schools.