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    Two boat quiver: JK Villain S for anything I...

    Two boat quiver: JK Villain S for anything I won't do in my All Star. This is pared way down from the days when composites were in the mix. No rubber yet, but that'll probably change; this is Idaho...
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    The Future of Kayaking

    Double airscrew? Pfftt... 180 foot waterfalls? Please. The future of kayaking is longer boats that hold more people. :fmicon: Observe.

    YouTube- Tandem River Kayaking at Flood Stage
  3. Thread: Payette

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    Yeah, the North Fork has been pretty splashy...

    Yeah, the North Fork has been pretty splashy lately...

    WildWater North Fork Payette Teaser on Vimeo
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    I started my season with an el-dub as well. Love...

    I started my season with an el-dub as well. Love that run. Too bad S-turn is all jacked up with that wood (or has a new rail slide, depending on your perspective). As for the wood in Master...
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    Alright, enough bagging on Moscow. I'm in school...

    Alright, enough bagging on Moscow. I'm in school there and life isn't so bad. This is a weak snow year for the northwest in general, so don't buy the hype about there being no snow. Last year...
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    Lived in Boise for a few years and loved it. ...

    Lived in Boise for a few years and loved it. Your assessments are right on. Land use is a pretty hot topic in that town, although I think that it got pretty overbuilt during the boom so working on...
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    Selkirk Cat Riding Recommendations?

    Planning a trip for early-mid January to the Selkirks for two or three days of guided cat skiing. We are two snowboarders primarily looking for wide open pow, small drops or lines, but nothing super...
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    The bootie beer is definitely enforced in both...

    The bootie beer is definitely enforced in both the Hood River and Payette whitewater zones. I know because I have tasted a mixture of my foot taint and PBR in both locations this year. The key is to...
  9. A View From the Brink: The Waterfalls of the Salmon River Gorge

    Sorry, no pictures for this one, but the video link is sweet.

    Tuesday morning I was lucky enough to find myself hiking into the Salmon River Gorge (SRG), a river some call Oregon's best. With none...
  10. The best part is that the dude on the front left...

    The best part is that the dude on the front left is still going for the paddle tap on the rock.
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    False alarm, the NF is running 4,000 out of the...

    False alarm, the NF is running 4,000 out of the dam, which gives a measly 4,573.875 cfs down on the goods. That's just barely "Fucking Enormous." Probably a good weekend to till your garden and...
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    Right now we've got more than double the flow...

    Right now we've got more than double the flow shown in that video. This shit is burly! Who's racing this weekend?
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    Paging Doctor Insano

    You're needed in Smiths Ferry, Idaho stat. Reports from Cascade indicate that the North Fork Payette will be somewhere between "Fucking Huge" and "Fucking Enormous" for the weekend. That's about...
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    North Fork Payette Stoke

    Footy captured by Skip Armstrong and Ryan Bailey on a fine late spring day in Idaho. Flow was 2,200 cfs.

    YouTube - The North Fork of the Payette River, Idaho
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    Hell yeah, that one's still on the list if I am...

    Hell yeah, that one's still on the list if I am ever back in the Cheat drainage.

    Some classic Zone Doggery, with all that fist pumping and whatnot. Schweeet!
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    I did conveniently forget the fallout you speak...

    I did conveniently forget the fallout you speak of Nly. Yeah, the S&R bashing wasn't cool. Just goes to show the differences in mindset between the DC metro and WVa.

    These days, paddling...
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    I am friends with the folks involved in that...

    I am friends with the folks involved in that debacle. Luckily everyone is healthy these days. It was definitely a scary experience for those involved and a concrete reminder of why the buddy system...
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    The best roll is the one that gets you upright...

    The best roll is the one that gets you upright and breathing on the first try. Which technique to use totally depends on the context. If I'm upside down on the NF Payette there is no way I am going...
  19. Just got back from three days on the J-B. ...

    Just got back from three days on the J-B. Jarbidge was about as low as you would want in a kayak on Friday (not raft friendly at those flows). It poured Friday night. We stayed at sick camp spot...
  20. Hell yeah, save it all for the big flush! Golden...

    Hell yeah, save it all for the big flush! Golden Canyon boogie water at 6g's, SF Salmon in one day, NF Payette so high that only three people in Boise will even go near it- that's what a late season...
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    From eye witness reports Tyler styled Palouse...

    From eye witness reports Tyler styled Palouse Falls with no injuries or skirt implosion.

    I'll step out on a limb to say that this record is going to stand for a few years.
  22. Attention K-Mart Shopper: Blue Light Special on the Snake

    Be advised: Muratugh Canyon on the Snake River in Idaho will ramp up to 15,000 cfs by Sunday. That is all.
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    Your best bets for paddling along that route are...

    Your best bets for paddling along that route are on the Glacier to Jackson leg. As mentioned previously, the Alpine Canyon section of the Snake is a fun II-III that always has something to play on....
  24. Sick shots. That looks like a rad way to spend a...

    Sick shots. That looks like a rad way to spend a weekend.
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    Great shots. It's cool to see that guy on the...

    Great shots. It's cool to see that guy on the SUP board lacing it through the gates.
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    TR: Das Box

    For two days in mid-July of 2007 I had the singular pleasure of passing through the natural temple known as the Clarks Fork Box. We decided to self support, which was both a blessing and a curse. We...
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    The Green is a high quality classic. I've only...

    The Green is a high quality classic. I've only run it at "Summer 100" and it was still fun as hell. Missing a line usually involves getting uncomfortably close to some sort of sieve or undercut. ...
  28. This thing is starting to look more and more like...

    This thing is starting to look more and more like that Jamie Pierre stunt. The perfect feature for a huck, ideal conditions, head first into the record books. Now stay tuned for the jesus-freak...
  29. I actually just paddled a M Ammo on the NF...

    I actually just paddled a M Ammo on the NF Payette this weekend. I normally paddle a Super Hero/Hero and was interested in trying a similar boat. I'm 5'6'' ~155 #.

    I thought the Ammo was a fun...
  30. It's cool that you want to check out the same...

    It's cool that you want to check out the same boats that your crew uses. The Jefe and Habi work well for their intended purpose: getting you down the shit. They have soft edges that are less likely...
  31. You Have a Lot of Choices

    Is there a particular reason that you are only interested in those two boats? There are a lot of good creek boats on the market right now.

    One thing to consider is that the Jefe and Habitat are...
  32. Yeah Fletch. It's rocking at a solid 700 right...

    Yeah Fletch. It's rocking at a solid 700 right now. The upper is still pretty fun though. Cascade is 68% and it's still snowing up high. Don't think we're going to have 2 grand through July...
  33. Here's the sound byte version straight from AW. ...

    Here's the sound byte version straight from AW.

    http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/Article_view_display_full_id_30307_

    When writing your letter please try to avoid complaining about how...
  34. Root, that last pic is looking up the Miracle...

    Root, that last pic is looking up the Miracle Mile on the Secesh from about half-way down the rapid. That's a medium-ish flow.
  35. Old: NF Payette (North Fork Thursdays start...

    Old:
    NF Payette (North Fork Thursdays start tomorrow!)...
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    Back Deck Rolls

    If you have an acceptably deep play hole at your disposal go learn your back deck rolls there. I say that because it is a lot easier (and more fun) to get your backdeck roll in the hole because you...
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    Nice work, you never know when you will need to...

    Nice work, you never know when you will need to dust of the old hand roll in a combat situation. For those interested, Steve Fisher has a good article on hand paddling in the latest Kayak Session...
  38. That, right there, is the shit. Suck it Jamie...

    That, right there, is the shit. Suck it Jamie Pierre.
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    Yep, Rootskier is right, you've got to play the...

    Yep, Rootskier is right, you've got to play the semantics game. I once flew with my boat and no bag from NZ. Like you said, no problem from NZ to Fiji and Fiji to LA. But once I had to connect in...
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    Mid-July 2008.

    Mid-July 2008.
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    reggae got soul

    reggae got soul
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    No, that's a real picture of...

    No, that's a real picture of he-who-shall-remain-name-less's Outback after it rolled into Juicer on the North Fork Payette. The boys were getting out for a quick scout, the parking brake was set,...
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    Thanks for the props folks. Now that I have...

    Thanks for the props folks. Now that I have officially switched gears to paddling mode I'll drop a few more choice cuts. But, I've got a problem because none of my other potential TRs will really...
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    Okay, they did a little more than cook hot dogs...

    Okay, they did a little more than cook hot dogs and oogle the pornstar that hiked in with Cory. Korbulic routed us down the lead-in to Cherry Bomb with his own special brand of highly informative...
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    This is a great event if you're in the area. ...

    This is a great event if you're in the area. Super fun races are available for intermediate and expert paddlers (Staircase mass start, NF giant slalom, and Canyon marathon). Also, if you're...
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    Count me in. These can be welded together to...

    Count me in.

    These can be welded together to form a snowboard, correct?
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    Them? Just a couple of Jong hikers who came in...

    Them? Just a couple of Jong hikers who came in and cooked hot dogs for us.
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    TR Upper Cherry Creek

    First time poster, long time lurker. I figured I would kick off my illustrious TGR forum career with a story about my trip down a magical canyon nestled in the granite bosom of the High Sierra. We...
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