I first met my friend Trish Owens in Kibler Valley, in an eddy between Basketball Falls and the 2nd bridge. I immediately knew that I would enjoy paddling with her. She was genuinely one of the nicest people I have ever met. She was so positive and had one of the brightest smiles you will ever see. Trish passed away on August 25, 2012, loosing a battle with cancer that many of us did not know she was still fighting. I will miss her dearly.