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  • #2818

    McChuck
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    Very happy to report that I put goggles on Cody right after Jerry left, so he could actually see what the paddle blade was supposed to do. First attempt he had the boat 90 degrees but fell back. second attempt he got a beautiful solid roll, and he then proceeded to literally roll down the river- stopping to roll at every available deep spot. I think he counted 25 rolls in a row.
    Cody Maple- new boater from Farmington- ready for it all.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 10 months ago by  McChuck. Reason: Unexpected intrusions of joy and beauty- that's what life is
  • #2805

    McChuck
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    Looks like Georgenronda got the mushrooms……LOL

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 10 months ago by  McChuck. Reason: Experience is recognizing the same mistake when you make it again
  • #2801

    McChuck
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    Oh- almost forgot- there are Chantrelle mushrooms, and corals, all over the heartbreak hilltops.

  • #2796

    McChuck
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    Di and I will probably be there in the afternoon- about 2 pm. Wish I could be more specific, but we have honeydew jobs. The river today will be about 2″- which is a good play level. I’ll pick 2 inches over 5″-13″ range any day!(Yes double drop wave is gone- but there are 5 better surfs waves before you even get there.) Plus multiple 360 play spots, and rock wheel rocks.
    The water is almost too warm.
    As Jerry said- the trail is pretty open (some stinging nettle we have noticed).

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 10 months ago by  McChuck. Reason: Nascar= the act of turning left for 4 hours
  • #2713

    McChuck
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    Hillary Clinton will be our next president- you think, “that’s not funny”….I agree.

  • #2635

    McChuck
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    We’ll try for 11.

  • #2633

    McChuck
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    I think Jerry makes the best point of all regarding MDC. It depends on the officer you meet up with.LOL
    The one I met who promised to call if it was “illegal” and didn’t, was spraying very concentrated weed killer, next to the river to “eradicate” invasive species…. and as I ran the trail a few days ago- I noticed a huge autumn olive, chock full of berries, right next to the bridge over the creek, as well as everything else, growing everywhere…..

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 11 months ago by  McChuck. Reason: If you think you are too small to make a difference, you haven't been in a tent with a mosquito
  • #2627

    McChuck
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    I have biked it many times- it is two track over all the MDC portion- which I interpret as Legal- and I also got into a conversation with a ranger who admonished me for riding, and told me he’d call me after talking to his boss if it was illegal. NO CALL. The Silvermines national park portion is single track- but to my knowledge it is legal. Di and I have not only tried to maintain the federal portion, but have made changes which the park service then adopted. The MDC is a totally different animal with often 180 degree views on even their own policies!
    Now let’s talk about conditions- very slick and dangerous + sloggy muddy in places due to all the rain. I would not recommend it for this weekend. However, once the river is down and dry days set in- I find it to be a challenging and enjoyable ride.
    Let’s do it this August!

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 11 months ago by  McChuck. Reason: I scream, you scream, we all scream...then the police come- it's awkward
  • #2543

    McChuck
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    I CAN CERTAINLY BRING A SAW- BUT THE SHOULDERS AREN’T SAW “FRIENDLY”.
    (How do you disable the “caps lock” key???????)

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 11 months ago by  McChuck. Reason: If you don't have a frank discussion with your cats NOW about Catnip....who will?
  • #2453

    McChuck
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    Di and I plan to be there at 11

  • #2425

    McChuck
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    Di and I will be doing the river, but we are waiting for kids. They will do our shuttle so we will just pull into 72 to start.

    I suspect that will be around 11 am- but cannot say definitely. If we all leave from 72 you will have a shuttle.

    Stout’s is still up- but not epic like yesterday,g

  • #2352

    McChuck
    Participant

    Or, stick your hand out the window before you give your weather report.

  • #2346

    McChuck
    Participant

    John- that’s an inch of rain on the river itself.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 11 months ago by  McChuck. Reason: It is now proven wo a doubt that smoking is the leading cause of statistics
  • #2867

    McChuck
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    I will be at D at 1 pm. There are others I’ve heard who are going earlier.

  • #2445

    McChuck
    Participant

    Good deal! I bet it was a lot of work. I keep meaning to look at that at low water and see what state the sieve is in, but as always, beware that the rocks separating the notch run from the rest of the flow have serious holes in them underwater!
    We did the river at 8 feet over, and 6.5 feet over. On the second run my shoulder starting throbbing and my right arm useless. It’s good to know I can do millstream at that level basically paddling only on my left side.
    For all of us- The stout’s creek crew, and the big water crew- it was an extraordinary day in JUNE!

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 11 months ago by  McChuck. Reason: I always thought education was important, but cold beer is importanter
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