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S: The Great Escape-Garrett Saltar

FC: The Great Escape

1: Me and My friends are Finally driving to Colorado to go white water rafting, we have been planning this trip for sometime now it is going to be so much fun, We are going to be going to Durango, Colorado and we are going to a white water rafting in October so it is going to be really cold there. we have to ware suits and we also need to go to a training camp, because we need to be mentally prepared to go on this crazy journey through class Four rapids. The difference between one through five is that five is basically a waterfall and class one is just a calm lake not moving. One of my friends, Jeremy did not want to go to the camp because he was over confident about the trip, but he didn't know what was in store for him.

2: We are planning to stay for about five days, but we are going to get all the gear ready and go site seeing for the first two days of the trip. Jeremy was still complaining about the mental training camp because, he still thought that in his head that this was going to be very easy because, we were going to be on water but the thing that he does not know is that the water is a thousand times stronger than he thinks it is so this is going to be a big slap in the face for him. White water rafting claims lives every year just because of careless mistakes, I really do not want that to happen to my best friend just because he is over confident.

4: We finally get to Durango and we unpack and roll out of our car me and we get our hotel key. When we get to our room I cannonball into my bed and instantly fall asleep. All of a sudden my friend Jeremy wakes me up and says dude lets go on a hiking trip. I thought it was still night time but it turns out it as just 10 in the morning. Dang i didn't now I sleep that long. I grabbed ropes and my pack and me, Jeremy, and my Dad drove all th way to Pikes peak to scale, and repel the mountain. it took us 3 hours to climb all the way to the top, it was a huge accomplishment because I peaked a mountain for the first time. To celebrate my first climb up a mountain

5: we had smores they were especially good because I ate them knowing I earned these doing a great achievement. We ate the smores watching the sun set, It was a good night. My mom just drove up the road that went around the mountain and picked us up on our way walking down, she gave us Hawain pizza. Now my night was very complete, I am going to sleep good tonight. The next day my Dad gave me 50$ to me and to Jeremy to spend at the market to get whatever we want at the cool town of Durango. It was almost like being home with my friends just chilling and walking around

6: buying stuff. Each of us bought a t-shirt and a hat that said Durango on it, then we each got a subway sandwich from subway. Since Durango as a small town there was not a theater there so we could not watch he new Batman movie, that sucked but we came here for one thing WHITE WATER RAFTING!. We still have to get ready because We need to schedule a appointment with the White water rafting instructors so that we know what to do in scary situations, but hopefully that will never happen. We bought Fire crackers at the daily market, we are going to light them up.

7: At sunset we light the firecrackers and it echoed throughout the mountains of Colorado is was a amazing night. The next morning me and Jeremy go up ate a big breakfast and drove off to the training camp for white water rafting. We were bored for most of the talk to the river and unloading, then he got out the huge rafts of of the truck and then we got excited. We struggled to get our wet suits on, they were skin tight. Basically wet suits is like the equivalent to penguin skin it just warms u all up. Since it was October the water was very cold so if we did not have our wet suits on we would freeze to death, that would be bad

8: The White water rafting instructor told us to keep our arms inside at all times, I was like "what? you only do that in roller coasters" but I was terribly wrong as soon as we got into the raft I knew that I should of listened to the instructor, and this was only the training! imagine what the real thing is going to be like. After we rapped up all of the lesson we were ready to go white water rafting, oh boy this is going to be tough. Well today is the day I am kind of nervous about this whole thing and my friend Jeremy is not at all, that is weird. we had to wake up early in the morning so I was still so tired and groggy so I had allot of trouble putting on my wet suite

10: So the day had finally come and I sat into the raft as I grind me teeth of the cold weather, I am so glad that I am wearing a wet suite. the Instructor was with us on this ride to he just steered the raft we were the man power to push it. We glide on the calm water so peacefully and I hear a faint rush in the horizon my Instructor told us to brace ourselves and as stupid as I was, I closed my eyes and the water whipped me out of the raft and into the roaring water. I felt a shocking pulse run through my body and I got so scared I did not listen to his lessons the day before, know I don't know what to do this day sucks.

11: I hear my dad and Jeremy yelling to me as we try to slow down the raft, the Instructor threw a rope at me and I swam for my life towards it. I really thought that I was going to die I finally grabbed the rope and they slowly pulled me in until it was safe to get back in the raft. My friend Jeremy laughed at me and I glare back, he said "you should of listened to the lessons" I gave him another glare of I-Know to him, he laughed some more. My dad said Again? I gave him a gasp and i said of course that was fun.

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