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Lake Medina is a man made lake. At the foot of the dam lies Mexican Creek. Before the dam, the river carved a large path through the gigantic rock. The river must have been very powerful to do this. These days, Mexican Creek is nothing like its former self...unless it rains...alot. Now, the river is very powerful again. Sounds like a good spot to kayak right? Well, not exactly.
Joe and I went out to Mexican Creek with inflatable kayaks, also known as "duckies". These kayaks are usually reserved for beginners, or experienced paddlers will use them in certain river conditions. Joe is very experienced, and me, well, i am closer to a beginner than anything else.
Well, Mexican Creek, pretty much kicked my hootch. I spent more time out of my kayak than on the river, which can be painful, and in my case it was. In the the first rapid, which is called "The Enchilada", i went down without my kayak. I met a couple of friendly rocks on the way down, nice fellers really. The second rapid i took without trouble, and then pretty much got slammed on the rest, until the last four. So like i said, it was a pretty rough day. Enjoy the pictures.