Tibble Fork Paddle Boarding

“It is life, I think, to watch the water. A man can learn so many things.” - Nicholas Sparks.

Summer adventures continue...! On July 20th our international students were able to drive up American Fork Canyon to experience paddle boarding for the fist time. Tibble Fork Reservoir was closed for reconstruction since June 2016; now it follows all the safety standards plus more water has been added. Our students were certainly happy about all new changes. Paddle boarding is definitely something everyone must experience at least once in a lifetime. Some kind of magic occurs when you are sliding through the soft waves of the cold water. Nature around you becomes more distinct, more alive. Some of the students were hesitant at first because the temperature of the water was, let's say, "not quite as warm as everyone would like it to be." Luckily others were a lot more adventurous and jumped into the cold water. At the same time, they were given a paddle and a board. Even though most students didn't know how to row or what to do, every single one of them discovered a real "voyager" inside and started exploring the reservoir immediately. It was a beautiful, hot day which was perfect for such an activity. Our students gained an unforgettable experience and discovered a great place where they are able to come back any time. 

The Department of English Language Learning would like to thank the Outdoor Activity Center, particularly Kimberly Reynolds and her amazing crew, for making this experience possible.