And so the Tits Deep Tour continues and we have come to rest in America's capital city- Washington DC! We are staying with an old slalom friend Ashlee and her partner Ashlee. Washinton DC seems like a nice city for its size. We went into the centre the other day and checked out some sites and caught up with some other slalom friends for lunch.
Yesterday we met up with Aaron Mann, Erin Clansey, Geoff Calhoun and a dude Nathan and did some laps on Washington DC's white-water playgroud- The Great Falls. The Great Falls are on the Potomoc river and lead down into a very scenic gorge and then finally to a cute little slalom training site. There are several channels on the Great Falls and we started with the Maryland side. This had one beautiful 20 or so footer which gave a super clean boof. Then some fun rapids followed. Next we hit the middle channel known as Grace, this was a fun little kicker drop. Then finally we ran the right channel- Virginia. This had lots of sweet lines on the top rapids and a super clean 20 footer to finish. This drop was called the 'spout'. I was super stoked to be routing off the drops and had so much fun playing with the lines. One of my runs down the centre line at the top of Virginia was a bit off and I had a good working in 'u hole'. I managed to work my way out of the hole but was pushed up against the wall- carnage!
We went back and spent the day running the Great Falls again today. The flow on our first visits was 3.1 and on the final day it bumped up to 3.2 which made for a noticable difference. More sweet lines were had and just another mint day kayaking with good people.
Photo Crdit: Erin Clansey