Took off from home in Sausalito at 6am. Coffee. Gas and let's go.

Drove all the way to Hamilton City where we drop the first car, that will wait for us for 3 days.

Then drove to Redding where we unload the two kayaks and the gear.

We left at 2pm. Better hurry. We have 4 hours to paddle and make the 25 miles to our first stop before it gets dark.

Flow is at 6,800 and we don't see too many rocks. Maxence is doing amazing going through the rapid.

We arrive at 6pm as the sun starts to get down. We pick a sand bar on some kind of an island. Tent set up, change clothe, make food and sleep. Great first day! Was a bit windy as we started but the colors and the light were beautiful today!