|Team EMS in the middle of a horizon line during 2010 Untamed NE|
Well, my river has just rounded a bend and sure enough, there's a horizon line ahead. This one happens to be called the Untamed New England Adventure Race - a four day affair taking place in Maine this June. The race sold out in record time and is apparently attracting some good international teams (which hasn't really happened in US racing since Primal Quest, 2006), including reigning national champions, team Thule.
There's a lot of river between here and there, and i'm sure to soon grow accustomed to the sight of that horizon line every time i look forward. But i think it is pretty cool that even though i've paddled right over so many in my day, my heart still beats a little faster upon that first glimpse.