Sunday, September 28, 2014
One of the things the UW outing club provides - and rightly insists upon - is that everyone who is out on the water, hiking, climbing, etc. should know what they are doing and be safe doing it! So to be able to climb, you need a basic belaying certification...to go canoeing, you need a canoeing certification...and so on.
Today, I got my last BASIC kayaking rating- so while I need many more to do the toughest courses, I am certified to do lake, river, and sea kayaking on my own. I also passed my swim test...and last weekend, at Devil's Lake, I earned my belaying certification! So after Wednesday's canoe lesson, I'll have a full set!
Which is exciting, because next weekend is the Whitewater Fall Colors trip, then the Canoe Fall Colors, then a weekend of hiking, climbing, camping, and kayaking at Devil's Lake in mid-October...and I'm now rated to join them all!!