Sunday, July 25, 2010
Starting off by running Metlako falls the 1st day kayaking, to having a 2nd and 3rd in races in Colorado, Dinky Creek which is my new favourite river and walking my sorry arse to the top of Graceland Slide and flying to the bottom, all the other amazing times paddling, hanging out with Rach in the big brown van and just spending time with all the crazy cool people on this 3 month long epic trip... thanks to all of you and I can't wait to do it all over again next time!
A big thanks to Bliss-stick for the boat
Nut case helmets
Evan Garcia for showing us the way
Chris Pyle for helping us out so much
Now I can't wait to get home and take over the drifting world with my crazy new idea for my car!
Watch this space
peace and keep charging in what ever you do!!!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Paddling down the bottom of the West Cherry, the Upper Cherry still looked really high so we headed back to Three rivers to hang out till the river level came down.
The East Kaweah had came down a bit too which was a lot more fun round two, being able to run Triple Drop
More crazy go pro shots
Triple drop is the sickest boof into the top off the right, then get your nose up for the next two holes
EG the killer stoked on running Triple Drop!
Its really crazy how many photos I've got in the middle of some big rapids of me playing with my eyes trying to get my contacts in my eyes so I can see where I'm going, and a lot of the time I just cant freaking see where I'm going! but oh well makes things more interesting!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I dont think I will ever be able to find my way to the put-in to West Cherry by myself, nor want to. The long gravel logging road takes left and right turns at random all over the place, but with Evan as our guide with his crazy memory we made it... only to have to set up camp with a million sandflies!
Rach enjoying the camp fire before the long walk the next day
The fire was about the only place other than the tent to get relief from the bugs
It's crazy how fast the world spins, this was only about 5 minute exposure.
3 hours with this big heavy boat sux!!!
getting to this point = great nearly there!
launching the beast of a slide = priceless
Graceland slide had only been run by 6 other people before I got my chance, Evan Garcia fired it up for his second go and it was just amazing. I hit a flake rock after the pothole and had a little roll but got my sh*t together and made it to the bottom with a smile on my face.
on the home straight.
After getting off dinky we drove south to Three Rivers and camped out for the night before getting on East Kaweah. Looking at the flows the night before, we knew it was going to be high, as we found out with Sam and Toni both needing to do their booty beers that night - there were a few sticky holes!
Double Drop was super fun with a nice little slide into boofing the hole in the bottom
We did walk a few rapids due to the high water, so getting cooled off before and after the walking in the 35degree heat was key
I pulled a few crazy horses off the smaller drop that the go pro missed, but did get sum sweet after shots
the go pro camera gets crazy shots!
I put together a little video of the last few weeks paddling, check it out! I've also been a bit slack on the updates but we have paddled East Kaweah, Hospital Rock, West Cherry (which had a crazy long freakn walk!) but Evan, myself, and Brendon ran Graceland Slide which was sick!!!!
stay posted for the updates
stay posted for the updates
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Photos by Toni George
Me running "the thing" which was sooo sick!
We are just sitting in Fresno outside pizza hut using the net after one of my new all time Favourite runs. Dinky Creek is just full of clean sick rapids.
Stay tuned for the whole update!!
Thursday, July 1, 2010
I found this little bugger hiding on the track on one of the portages on day 3.
Day two's sick little 25 footer. Evan was on fire and ran everything, Heath Two, Scotts Drop and Wabena. He styled the top of Scotts Drop but was unlucky and got ejected at the bottom after hitting a ledge. Drew ran it too and knocked all his front teeth out at the bottom and had to paddle the 25miles out from 12.30pm.