Actually, in the spring, when the melt waters, etc. have the river looking like a raging torrent, and the water is extremely COLD,it gets kinds dicey, BUT in August, when the river is a lot lower, it is a blast!!
In fact, waaaay back in 1974, my wife and I got married at 9:00 AM on the banks of the Mighty Wolf,and then, that afternoon, the wedding party took a raft trip down the river.
Only one casualty, my wife's aunt twisted her ankle trying to get away from the mosquitoes.
A Catholic priest, a doctor, a rich businessman, and an Italian Guy from Jersey were waiting one morning for a particularly slow group of golfers in front of them.
The Italian Guy fumed, ‘What’s with those jerks? We’re waiting fifteen minutes between shots!’
The doctor chimed in, ‘I don’t know, but I’ve never seen such poor golf!’
The rich businessman called out, ‘Move it, time is money!’
The Catholic priest said, ‘Here comes the greens keeper. Let’s have a word with him. Excuse me, sir!’ said the priest, ‘What’s wrong with that group ahead of us? They’re rather slow, aren’t they?’
The greens keeper replied, ‘Oh, yes. That’s a group of blind fire fighters. They lost their sight saving our clubhouse from a fire last year, so we always let them play for free anytime.’ The group fell silent for a moment.
The Catholic priest said, ‘That’s so sad. I think I will say a special prayer for them tonight.’
The doctor said, ‘Good idea. I’m going to contact my ophthalmologist colleague and see if there’s anything that he might be able to do for them’
The rich businessman replied, ‘I think I’ll donate $50,000 to the fire fighters union in honor of these brave souls!’
The Italian guy from Jersey said, ‘Why the #@*% can’t they play at night?