Without question, Point Equity's greatest assets are its people. We are beyond fortunate to have a wonderful host of characters that make every day memorable, and more importantly, fun. On this blog, we're turning the reigns over to our do-all, Dan Kleinfelder. Dan's official title is compliance and disclosure specialist and his unofficial title is "office duct tape". He's known to keep a few things strapped together in emergencies. Dan is a proud father, husband, night-time grad student, Rocklin home owner, and as you're about to find out, one heck of a raft hood-ornament.
In Dan's words . . .
With grad school looming and the summer heat not yet abated, I needed one last cool adventure to wrap up the summer. Fortunately, Coloma is essentially the whitewater capital of the country, and less than an hour from my house in Rocklin! And, unless you've been living under a rock, you know this year's massive Sierra snow-pack means the rivers are still flowing strong. With father and friends in tow, we set out for an epic day on the river (because really, when aren't days on the river epic?).
It didn’t take too long before we were in the thick of it
And literally up to our ears in water
To top it off, our awesome guide JD thought we needed a “hood ornament” for out raft, and who am I to disagree with a pro?
And into the abyss we went . . .
Let’s see that again from the front
Not bad, until the next waves hit
Ultimately, we returned home water-logged, but triumphant.
And as every time before, I have yet to ever be disappointed with a day spent rafting. With all the chores and responsibility of the everyday routine it's easy to forget this outdoor gem sits right here in our backyard and can be completed in a half day. Just another incredible experience in our area and why I love where I live. A huge thank you to the rafting company Sierra Whitewater, our guide JD, and the photo company Hotshot Imaging.
Justin Coupe is co-owner of Point Equity Residential Lending, a husband and proud father of two. In his spare time he enjoys laughing hysterically alongside his father while they try to fly fish out of a dinghy that is way too small for two full grown men.