The Rio Grande River lies just a few minutes walk to the east of campus and each winter it freezes over, leaving a layer of ice thick enough to walk on. Then as things begin to warm up the ice cover lessens, leaving only a small channel of visible water. The ice is almost completely gone now but there are still some beautiful pieces of ice hanging over the water. While we are not quite yet into spring, one can feel the weather switching gears and entering an amazing time: springtime in Alamosa. And what better way to soak in some of that valley sun and enjoy a Friday off from school than a little paddling on the Rio! Here are some pictures from the day:
Last night was the first kayak roll clinic of the semester and I must say it was nice to be back in a boat…despite only being in a pool. In case you didn’t know, the Adventure Program here at Adams bought a bunch of kayaks last summer and the staff got the chance to go through some training for a few days. Then, beginning last semester, Fall 2009, we began to run kayak roll clinics. Heres a video of said “rolling” in case you aren’t familiar. This of course is an essential skill if you plan on doing things like this in a kayak. These things are super fun and while there are plenty of winter sports to enjoy at the moment, I’m pretty stoked on getting out on the river this spring. Come over to the rental shop in the Student Life Center, or check the Adventure Program out online if you are interested in signing up for the clinics or anything else kayak related.