Union Village Dam OD

by Perrin

A long long time ago on June 20-somethingth, a band of skiers set out in Thetford for the most epic run/hike of their lives.  Our ferocious hounds joined in on the trip — Suki and Phinney.  Peter/my dad forced a heart rate monitor onto me and programed it to beep if my heart rate went above 150 to ensure a slow enough pace, which as we learned very quickly, was not an easy task.

Perrin jumps in

Perrin jumps in

After the first few minutes it started beeping constantly.  In fact, the first half of the run was interspersed with high pitched beeps which was highly unpleasant.  After a beautiful run, Johanna, Erik, Justin, Arturo a few parents and I stopped at The Chute, which is a swimming hole on the Ompompanousic.  As we attempted to cross the treacherous rapids, Suki, who is a natural swimmer followed, but alas she was too small for this difficult journey and the rapids started to pul her down stream.  She paddled frantically up stream with a helpless look on her face.  But then Suki, not being the brightest dog, went back into the stream and got swept away by the high waters yet again.  We all made it across safely despite the 2 foot high frigid rapids and arrived at the jumping rock.  Erik was the first to jump and we all ended up following although we quickly got out because the water was so cold.  And that was the end of a fun and tiring adventure.

Johanna takes the plunge

Johanna takes the plunge

Justin makes the leap

Justin makes the leap


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