On May 12, the Arizona Still-Well Program held a kayak trip down the Salt River. The outing included 24 happy kayakers including students, staff, and faculty.
“Only one kayaker went overboard, but quickly made it back to her kayak,” said Beth Poppre, assistant vice president, student affairs, and Still-Well Program co-chair. The kayaker’s husband, DPT student Spencer Despain, lost his wedding ring while hanging on to her kayak. The couple joked that this was the second ring he has lost in the water.
Wildlife sightings included wild horses that live near the protected river, blue herons, eagles, and trout. After a two-hour float down the Salt River, the crew enjoyed a picnic lunch. “This will definitely become an annual event for Still-Well’s physical team,” said Poppre.