Minakami Travel Blog› entry 25 of 37 › view all entries
Went canyoning today in the beautiful Minakami. Definitely a place I can't wait to go back, got the gears turning for the nest trip this summer. This time it was just a daytrip for canyoning with MWR (Morale, Welfare, Rec), which was cool cause I got to sit on a bus and they got me there while I slept. The uncool part was that there was a vote as to what course we would do, and thing didn't turn out so great for me. Basically, the choices were a pretty easy chutes and little waterfall type course, a technical course with a lot of rope work, and the big waterfalls course. The choice made was the technical and big falls, starting with the technical. Unfortunately for me, it require one hell of a hike through this crazy muddy and steep trail, and with the higher elevation and trying to keep up with the group I ended up having an asthma attack before even getting into the water! Uh! I eventually managed to make it to the river, but being out of breath and jittery from the asthma meds didn't help the process.
So I literally crashed with no recollection of the world for 2 hours on one of the outdoor picnic tables, and felt a little better afterwards.
The ride back was fun, if for the sole reason that we watched "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" on the bus. :)
(pictures soon... too tired right now...)