Once I got off the raft, I was hooked

Erin Wall | Athens, Georgia
Lochsa River | Photo: Forest Service Northern Region

My favorite river memory was my first time rafting. I had a friend invite me to go  camping on Memorial Day weekend, and the group she was going to be with was going to be rafting the Lochsa- a river well-known for its whitewater and the Lochsa falls. I hadn’t intended to raft but got peer-pressured and agreed to go if they had enough gear for me. I was terrified, but it was one of the most amazing experiences I’ve had. I got thrown off the raft at the falls and was stuck under the raft for about 10 seconds. Once I got out- I was hooked.

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