Sunday, June 3, 2012

Air Mattress Rafting

Before the Provo River gets too low, I recommend going to Walmart, buying a twin size air mattress for $12, and riding it down the river from the mouth of Provo Canyon to Utah lake.  This isn't a relaxing float down a calm river.  You've got to be on top of your game the whole way or you're going to pop on one of the many rocks, sticks, shopping carts, or other obstacles along the way.  Last year we made it within half a mile of the lake before it got dark and we popped on the final rough section of the river.  This year we're determined to make it all the way down.  A few recommendations: allow at least three hours (it's about eight miles), wear a life jacket in case you get knocked unconscious, walk around the three man made waterfalls between the mouth of the canyon and the lake as they will definitely pop your mattress, one man to a mattress, and be prepared for some seriously cold temperatures. Yeah a raft or an inner tube might work better but seriously, where's your sense of adventure?

 Just before getting in, after making oars out of dust pans, sticks, and duct tape.

 Class one rapids seem pretty big when you've
 got two guys on a twin size air mattress. 

Video courtesy of Youtube user calebsl1

Also, hitch hiking back to our car after the mattress
popped was way easier than expected.

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