Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Big Water


While it's not the Grand Canyon or Futaleafu, the peak runoff brings high water to the rivers of California. After a day on the San Jaoquin's Horseshoe Bend I hit the Forks of the Kern - one of my favorites. The level was about 2,600 cfs - the highest I've ever done it. It was a bit bouncy but great fun.
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The next day I decided to take a break from my little kayak and manned the bow of an oar raft. My buddy Gilbert has been rafting in California since the 70's and he wanted to get a little practice in before a trip to Alaska. We ran the class V Thunder Run and it was a blast!

Here are some more pictures and video from the weekend.

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