Friday, June 05, 2009
The Boise River is running fast and high right now from snow melt and because they have released water from Lucky Peak Reservoir.
In mid-summer, many people tube down the river. Perfect on those days when it’s hovering near 100 degrees.
But yesterday four 20-somethings tried to raft the river (going against public safety warnings) and they ended up on a little island clinging to tree branches with their raft wrecked and submerged. Fortunately, they weren’t hurt. But it took a couple of emergency crews to get to them.
So for now, it’s enough (for most people) to sit on the bank and watch how light plays across the water.