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My daughter, Emily is 13 years old and well into her first year with a roll. She has paddled in Colorado, Tennessee, North Carolina, on the Potomac, and Ottawa Rivers this year. Her “big” trip was to fly to the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho for a five day trip down that river. I have only talked with her since she got off the river by phone, but I gather that it was a memorable trip. Camping on the sandy beaches under the stars, meeting new friends, and some quality paddling, all made for a great trip for her. When she returns here to Rock Island, I will have her write up her experiences there.

Emily racing at Fibark

Emily winning her first medal

Emily's first friend Molly Holmes of Salida

Jackson Family Prospecting Trip