Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Stranded in a Storm

Just a week and a half ago my cousins and I were struggling to keep afloat on the great and mighty Ross Lake. We headed out on the little fishing boat to see a waterfall and it was a beautiful, but cloudy morning. By the time we were a to the waterfall and a half hour out the weather took a drastic turn for the worse. We started back but waves were crashing over the boat and with too few lifejackets we decided we needed to stop. We stopped at a place called Little Beaver, where there are places to camp but you can only get there by boat. When we arrived there was a larger boat just leaving in the other direction who promised to call the ranger to rescue us. Shortly after a young Canadian couple in a canoe joined us to wait out the storm for 2 1/2 hours. It turned out to be a great adventure! We made a brush fire and dried our soaking wet clothes. After the storm began to calm rangers came to rescue us! We returned to our campsite across the lake shortly thereafter.

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