Once you’re awake, head down to our kitchen. The guides will have coffee, hot chocolate and tea out as they prepare breakfast. After breakfast we’ll break down camp and load back onto the rafts with the same guide as the day before. This go-around we don’t need to do a Safety Talk and Paddle Talk though, because by this point, we’re well versed in working together as a team. Shortly after pushing off, we run False Flush rapid, and then we stop to do a mandatory portage around Royal Flush, a Class V+/VI rapid. Once back in the water, we have many Class III and IV rapids that are broken up only by another appetizing lunch.
Following lunch, we hit a succession of Class-IV rapids known as the Big Five. These include Surprise, Hari Kari, Horseshoe, Sidewinder, and finally, Pinball. After successfully running Pinball, we lazily float for half a mile to Democrat Beach, which is the takeout. At takeout, we load up on the bus and drive back to the Rafting Center.