Monday, August 27, 2012

August 19 - 25

Wow - we are almost through our season and weeks like this make it so easy! Cheryl Hunt was back on the scene for a two week stint! The departing group were not happy that she got to stay on. It was a blast seeing Ingrid again and her paddling made solid strides even if her memory is a bit sketchy. Sadly, Mark and his two boys Corey and Travis had to leave a day early as Corey is off for a year in Spain. But he got to turn 21 at OB and I think dad gets a medal for the coolest birthday present ever. Nice family who picked up on the paddling quickly. GREAT dive day Wed never to be forgotten. Clare and Gabe and their great Dane Rufus were a huge addition and I think Clare may even buy a boat! Thanks for coming!!

August 12 - 18

A bit late getting this blog up! Sorry about that. Lots of new faces this week and it was another super congenial week. Great having Sebastian Weiche back and he took full advantage of the area (skis are on their way! THANKS)! Never a dull moment with Abi Riak around and Maura was a delight, as well. Martin, Christina and Stella were a wonderful family group new to us as well as Jeremy and Jason. Really enjoyed meeting Milan also who hails from Iowa and had some interesting farming stories. The food, as always was killer and the paddling sublime. We had some hot weather but the Klamath did not disappoint! Daan, Jess,Ben and Dave held court in the instructional dept and were super pro as always. Sweet group   THANKS FOR COMING  p

Sunday, August 12, 2012

August 5 - 11

        Killer group! Wonderful times were had by all this week as the group's dynamics made for top notch comraderie! Great to see Steve Carnale back for a second week and it appeared that Michelle had a blast! John and Kyle Mason (sorry about the lack of photos of you Kyle) were back again, as well, and we loved meeting their friends Bill and Mark Hummel who were a super fun addition! Kirk and Clare Heyne also made the scene and it was great having them back. We also enjoyed the Coco family (Kathleen, Sara and Aidan). Marshall and Jeff were new on the scene as well as Pierre who's sage advice re sports medicine was much appreciated. We had a great time on all the runs on the Klamath, including the Ikes and the food and cooks were over the top once again! How we love Dan and Mary. Daan and Jess and Farkas and Shannon held court in the instruction department and did an absolutely first class job. Special mention goes to new client Jordan Kaltman for his help sewing up a minor bash Jess sustained. Thanks so much to this group for showing such much appreciation for what we do here - YOU ROCK!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

July 29 - Aug 4

        Very small week so we loaded the deck for this photo and included our wonderful chefs Dan and Mary. Special thanks to Steve Barnes for sticking around for a second week! Great meeting Craig Poulsen, John Shea and Bruce and Karen who were a solid and well matched group. Great weather and paddling, although we had a muggy heat up toward the end complete with a fire on the last day. The management here at OB had some major heartburn over this one as close to 20 fires were started in a ten mile area (T-bar to Dillon) due to an unobservant truck driver who was inadvertently dragging a bit of chain. I am more than happy to report that the fires are contained and we never even had smoke. All good here now and blue green with the finest summer weather one could ask for (high 80's day and low 50's night). Lots of fish were seen this week on Wednesday dive trip! It was Peter Kettering's last week and he will be sorely missed. He and Benny did a great job, as always! Thanks for coming

Thursday, August 2, 2012

July 22 - 26

            Beautiful week! Very game and fun crew. This week coincided with kid's camp (which was a HUGE success) and we had a number of parents who attended the adult week. Great seeing Bruce and Ione and Dave, speaking of repeat parents, as well as Lauren who was a terrific new addition to the OB family. We had a spectacular dive day on Wednesday and the King Salmon were plentiful! Great days paddling on the Salmon and the Klamath, although levels are finally making the commute to the K a sure thing. Dan and Mary were their ever loving slam dunk chefs in the galley and the instructional staff at both the kids and adult camps knocked themselves out to deliver an exceptional product. Special thanks to Kyle for the dinner music. Great times and THANKS FOR COMING!