Re: Trip Report, Lower Little River, 9/22
- Jim, since you guys are now in the salvation business, can I give you my ailing, but repentant, chainsaw to take down to the river for a good, old fashioned baptism. Just make sure after it is dredged up from the depths that Mitch does his laying on of hands thing. Given this saw's sorry condition it may require having the entire LRCC Choir standing on the bank singing Hallelujah! But I have faith.
Just try not to tick off Pontune.
--- In email@example.com, "James H. Mcdermott" <jimmcmia@...> wrote:
> Wow! What a day! Great weather, great water, great group, great googabooga! Thanks to the earlier clearing efforts of the Mitch Lloyd Chainsaw Gang and the providential rains which gave us a half a foot more water, we encountered only one obstacle which required a slight drag around. The day started out ominously, however, as Pontune, second cousin twice removed of Neptune and lesser god of the Lumber River, or one of his nephews caught up with Mitch at the first riffle and made him sacrifice one of his Stihl chainsaws to the deeps of a 7/8 foot hole. An additional blood sacrifice was required which Mitch readily provided in the form of a gash on his upper arm. The good news is that after everyone else departed for home, Mitch and Omer decided to foil the lesser river gods and search for the saw. I could not in good conscience countenance those two friends drowning without my help (?), so I bravely joined the effort. After many minutes of futile attempts to locate the saw in the fast flowing and turgid waters, Omer struck something metalic in about seven feet of water, And I dove down to retrieve the errant saw from the clutches of the lesser river god. Upon returning the saw to the river bank, Mitch attempted to start it, and amazingly it ran perfectly!!! (I am definitely buying stock in Stihl.) Mitch, Omer and I are contemplating starting up a salvage operation. We'll call it "Saveyerbutt, Inc." Today's paddlers included the aforementioned Omer Register and Mitch lloyd, Pam Lloyd and Mitch's daughter Jennifer Fisher, Ermery Saddler, Dave Allchin, George Sachno, Tom Goodwin, Carroll and Dee Williams and Janet Grey, and yours truly, Jim McDermott and wife Mia and dogs Schmidt and Mazy.
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