When we arrived the sun greeted us with warmth. We talked to the outfitters at Lost Valley Canoe and the water had dropped to 11 inches at Ponca so we went for it. The day ended up being perfect. The water was swift and challenging but nothing overbearing. Sophia was at ease throughout the day. She put her new kids paddle to use with the enthusiasm of an expert. Sophia continued her routine of making footprints in the sand. Once again she was not afraid of cold water, taking the plunge when the warmth reached its peak. Waterfalls were abundant from drainages adding to the flow of the Buffalo. We helped some college aged paddlers from KC gather their canoe and gear after going over in some swift water. Sophia dug all of the white water found on the trip, great family outing on what began as an iffy day.