Under very chilly skies as the sun started to peak over the background bluffs, the 2010 Adventure Racing National Championships got under way. With a loud GO from race director Will Newcomer, the teams dashed off for the first leg – a river swim!! Brrrrrr!!!! Team Osprey jetted to the front of pack with a few other teams and all three set the pace during the swim. A quick half hour downstream and the teams started hitting the first transition, to a long downriver kayak leg. Teams should begin to warm up as the sun crests the deep canyon walls and they work their way downstream to the next transition, where rumor has it they will head off to a most amazing ropes section. We shall see!!