Mike’s brother Tom looks pretty relaxed here, but he’s pointing to a rapid where he had a close call. There was a big rock in the middle of the Colorado River that created a “hole” of water behind it. Tom tipped out of his kayak and was pulled under and churned in a forward circle a.k.a. “Maytag’d”. He swallowed some river water and was shook up, despite the big smile. The moral to this story? Always wear a life jacket, even if you’re a good swimmer. Tom said it probably saved his life!