Sunday, May 25, 2008

Good couple of Weeks

The last couple of weekends have been unforgettable. Last weekend I was in Colorado for CKS's Paddle Fest hanging out with friends, paddling and working the event. Did some playboating and did a quick run down Gillmans Gorge on the way out on Sunday. This weekend I had the pleasure of having the company of a special lil lady from Asheville. We had a great weekend and did a lot of hiking and sea kayaking, which I forgot that I really love to do! We hiked up to the top of Multnomah Falls, a 550 ft waterfall and continued up stream to check out some of the drops that were up there. We also hiked into Eagle Creek to show her one of the most scenic valley's in the gorge. Then Saturday squeezed in some sea kayaking and hooked up with Boomer and his little lady to hang out for the evening- good fun!

Monday, May 05, 2008

A Weekend in Idaho

We cruised over to Idaho for Ryan Scott's video premiere in Boise for Northwest Video Scrapbook VI, which was a great time in itself aside from kayaking. The crew consisted of myself, Keel Brightman, Ryan Scott and Lana Young and Mike, a Boise loco. We started out Saturday morning with a 2 hour session on Climax Wave on the Payette. The wave wasn't at optimal flows, but still nice enough to throw some huge blunts and have some fun! Later that day we hit up the South Fork of the Payette in our playboats and laughed at each other stern squirting down the run, all feeling a bit hung over from the night before, which also had some really fun play on it! Sunday we decided to hop on a creek that has only been run a hand full of times and it turned out to be a little low, but still very runnable and absolutely breathtaking. This run, the Succor, was 6-7 miles of pure beauty. It had some good rapids, no huge drops, but continuous throughout and fun. We put on about 1 in the afternoon and got off the river about 8 o'clock and started our 5 hour trek home to Hook River. A great weekend!