away for the weekend: ball mountain dam release 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

ball mountain dam release 2013

We have had an amazing stretch of beautiful weather.
I can't image that white water enthusiasts could have asked for a nicer day for the



Beginning at the Ball Mountain Dam, the West River enjoys a day of Class II and Class III white water.
All is calm on this side of the dam (you can also see the ski slopes at Stratton right behind the tower)


It's this side of the dam that draws rafters from all over the region.


trudging up and over the dam -
yeah, that was the only part that didn't look like too much fun.


I got a kick out of this enthusiastic rafter who shouted a big
"woo hoo" to me while I stood on a bridge taking photos.
We were having a great day hiking through Jamaica State Park and watching all the activity,
but I'm thinking these rafters were having a blast!

How about you - would you rather join the fun in the water?

Our World Tuesday










39 comments:

  1. Oh wow look at those trees changing color...absolutely breathtaking.

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  2. I think I would rather hike - I like my water calm :-)

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  3. Gorgeous weather and fantastic scenery !

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  4. Gorgeous photography of nature and the kayakers ~ carol ^_^

    I'd rather be in the water ~ yet I love taking photographs ~ so it yin and yang ~ It is all good!

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  5. Beautiful photos!
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  6. Oooh, awesome photos! Looks like a lot of fun to photograph. I'd definitely be behind the lens, not in the water haha.

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  7. I would love to have had a go in the kayak.

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  8. Love that gorgeous scenery! I'd love a river view, but only from somebody else's helmet cam! Looks like a fun day - great photos. xoxo

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  9. awesome colors. i love the views. i want to go there & jump in those waters do a bit of kayaking. ( :

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  10. Such a gorgeous day for this event...and I am with you.....stay dry and keep that camera clicking.....

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  11. I'd rather kayak on it than swim in it, but I'd rather photograph it more than either.

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  12. Wow, gorgeous scenery and lovely photos. The kayakers look like they are having fun! Happy Autumn, have a great evening!

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  13. wow - and that looks like a small chicken in the 3rd photo climbing the hill...LOL

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  14. I've been whitw water rafting a few times in Class 3 and 4. It's fun. You need to try it next year. :-}

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  15. Hi Karen, I would love to join the rafters in the water!!! The weather has been quite amazing for this time of year...here in Montreal as well. Your photos are lovely!

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  16. I think I'll stick to the hiking although I do love water.

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  17. Karen,
    I would be on the bridge taking pictures with you. Being in water is not my thing.
    Love the fall colors popping up in your area.

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  18. A little too scary for me but I love the colors in the trees - beautiful.

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  19. Looks like those rafters were having a lot of fun! Me, I'd rather have calmer waters. If I were a lot younger I might try it.

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  20. Those views are amazing! The curve of the river is just breathtaking. The water looks fun, but intimidating to me. :-)

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  21. HI Karen Looks like great fun. All shots are great and lovely scenery around there.

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  22. It would be fun to watch, but I will happily stay dry and go hiking.

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  23. Now that looks like fun. Great shots. B

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  24. Your pictures are beautiful karen!! Kayaking will be first for me, then I will move up to bigger and better adventures. I just need to take the first "dive" then the skies the limit (pun intended)!!

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  25. That does look like fun! Your patchwork of leaves is starting - so gorgeous. I wonder when it will peak?

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  26. I do admire anyone who enjoys a sport to this extent (like all that trudging) but I'd rather be on the sidelines behind my camera! :)
    Love that first shot!

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  27. Either on land or water, it sure looks like a fantastic place to be, surrounded by natural beauty and great weather.

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  28. Karen you did a great job of capturing the beauty of the area. It's surprising how many people really don't mind having their picture taken. That was one big smile that she gave you.

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  29. Well yes up to a point. I do love canoeing far above anything on the water that needs an engine and makes a lot of noise. My sons and I spent many happy days paddling the pristine waters of Minnesota's Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness....:)

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  30. Very fascinating... welcome to fascinating nature... visit and join .. http://kondaveetiphotography.blogspot.in/

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  31. Beautiful views and captures! the one with the two paddling and smiling is so vital and filled with energy ... I can almost hear the river! Happy weekend to you,
    Nina

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  32. Hi Karen just popping back by after reading you comment ~ you must wave to us next time you go to the Cape lol

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  33. I'd love to be brave enough to shoot white water...but alas...I am not. I do enjoy watching those who are though!

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  34. Wonderfull landscapes en fotos, the changing colors, red yellow appeared with fall, fantastic, dream walking, Have a nice day, interesting post, thanks.

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  35. I would enjoy watching such activities… wonderful photos and beautiful scenery

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  36. Looks llike a wonderful event!

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