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  1. #1
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    Double-dip TR: Salt > Cataract

    Just got back from my annual spring desert river rituals. Lucky enough to have scored a 3/9 permit for Salt then jump on a friends Cat permit two days later. I f'ing love getting primed for the season in March, what better way than to do some desert floats. Was supposed to just be getting back from a Grand trip right about now, unfortunately it fell apart...but luckily scored that salt ticket just days after cancelling.

    Figured we'd swing by the Grand Canyon anyways and make an appearance...I hadn't been to the rim since i was like 7 years old so it was cool to get that vantage. Whatever. Enjoy

    Edit: Figure I might as well comment on some.

    Pic1: Overlooking the Unkar Delta and the Palisades area. Spent some quality time down there.
    Pic4/5:Kolb Studio on the rim. Pioneers that laid the groundwork for TGR
    Pic8: Legendary Moon Dog. He's done more rivers than you
    Pic9: LETS GO RAFTING!!!
    Pic10: First view of the Salt.
    Last edited by Flowtorch; 03-26-2010 at 09:37 PM.

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    Pic1:Apache falls and the first glimpse I catch of HotCarl and rest of our tribe.
    Pic2: Nice camp...but the river spike to 7000 that evening...they had to retreat from the ledge twice in the night. Sucka's
    Pic3: Big Fucking Firepan
    Pic4: Choadfer
    Pic5: Put in morning, ya the river came up
    Pic6: Spy the ruins
    Pic7: Damn Hippies are everywhere
    Pic8: High and dry. Yes I know, it's a creature
    Pic9/10: Nice place to camp, eh?
    Last edited by Flowtorch; 03-26-2010 at 09:40 PM.

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    Pic1: Rise, shine, wake, bake
    Pic2: The needle
    Pic4: Notice fuckin moondog gapin it, not even lookin where he's going. He made a sweet recovery to keep himself in the boat after slamming the rock right after the pic was taken
    Pic5:Obligatory Point
    Pic6: HotCarl after pretending to almost shove Mike into the drink. Scared the piss outta him.
    Pic7: Blackrock rapid
    Last edited by Flowtorch; 03-26-2010 at 09:43 PM.

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    A big fucking joint.
    Last edited by Flowtorch; 03-26-2010 at 09:44 PM.

  5. #5
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    Sick!!!!!! So ready for river season. Thanks for the stoke!

    Where are the Cat pics?!?? Puttin-on 4/22, can't fucking wait.
    Skiing, whether you're in Wisconsin or the Alps, is a dumbass hick country sport that takes place in the middle of winter on a mountain at the end of a dirt road.
    -Glen Plake

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    What the hell, it's late, but i had a good night tonight

    This was my first cat trip. We were lucky to have awesome weather the entire trip! Not so lucky with winds on the last day. Holy fuck, if I wasn't such a gaper I woulda known to bring a motor for that shit. Lucky me got to row an old mans cat the whole time(-rapids). Oh and did I mention the two females slated to go bailed last minute. Sweet! Dudesoup.

    Turned out to be one of the funner, drunkest trips I've ever had.

    Pic3:Beauty of morning to rig. Pulled up and unloaded to see one other crew still sleepin. Dude pops his head out of the tent-I do a double take. It's a paddling friend of mine from around here.
    Pic5:They real or what?
    Pic7: Leaving floatilla behind to hike the gooseneck(do this hike).
    Pic8: Kid you not, his words were "When these mushrooms start kickin in, dont let me jump off shit."
    Pic9:Brokeback Choadfer and floatilla comin in hot
    Pic10:Approaching dollhouse late evening.

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    Pic1-Kaleb goin on a visionquest
    Pic2-Fuckin Slapbag, pfd and all
    Pic3-They cant see us, were in the spirit world
    Others are all dollhouse hike

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    pic2-This guys neighbor sells arms and other cool shit to all sorts of countries. He gave him this softshell like drysuit to take. He says Navy seals use them. There's holsters for guns and other super secret tactical stuff. It's got trident's and shit on the back of it.
    pic6-Henry Mountains, I believe
    Pic9-Big rock fell in the parking lot
    Pic10-^from up thar

    the end.

  9. #9
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    yah! thanks for posting.

    stoke level rising for this summer...

  10. #10
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    Also my permit......
    So local it hurts...

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    Holy shit HC you are on the photo roll these days.

    Damn the salt looks fun. Why do they call it Black Rock? Fun looking drop.

    Learning to kayak I swam on the same turbo eddy line three times on Cat. Had a real fun day up in the doll's house too.

    Good times.
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    I would like to see your point of view but I can't get my head that far up your ass.

  12. #12
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    Epic trip, thanks for the raftin stoke

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    nice dude, looks like a blast...i love this photo, i wonder what the guy at the front of the boat was thinking..LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herm99 View Post
    nice dude, looks like a blast...i love this photo, i wonder what the guy at the front of the boat was thinking..LOL
    That's my girlfriend,fucker

    And she loves that shit. Shoulda seen her in Quartzite Falls.
    So local it hurts...

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    looks like fun.

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