Splash Faces

“You would not believe the hit I had today!”

There have been many times that we have had our guides walk back into the Dave Hansen Whitewater office saying this after a day on the river.  Yep, you can say our guides take some serious pride in the “hits” they have and getting the people in their raft soaked.  Pretty much everyday around 6:30pm when the last trip of the day gets in, guides are huddled around the computer looking at the pictures of that day.  Float O Graphs is the company in town that takes the pictures of all the rafts that are going through either Big Kahuna or Lunch Counter.  Whether it be the facial expression of an 8 year old as they are heading into the first wave of Kahuna, or the big spray after , they do a great job capturing that “moment.”  By the time you get back to town from your trip, the photos are ready for you to see.  You can always check the pictures out online, but if you have a chance, you definitely want to swing by their shop in town.  They have a great selection of frames and layouts for you to see, have computers setup so you can see your photos in high resolution, and have a museum of photos of great things that have happened on the river.  If you go in their shop, you even will get to see a picture of the mighty Dave Hansen getting buck out of the raft by the might Big Kahuna at the ripe ole age of 67.  Dave tried to destroy the evidence, but could not beat Float-O-Graphs back to town.
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First Day of the Season

First Day of the Season

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