Sunday, June 08, 2008

"Wood In It"...Have Been Nice...


What an incredible weekend!! I packed the pug and headed north to Carlton. Rosie was a couple of hours behind me. The rivers had gone insane with the huge amount of rain we had just recieved. Everything was running! Rosie and I scouted out the Lower at around 5000cfs. It was pretty impressive! When driving back to the Outpost Aaron called and said he was on his way and lets do the Upper. Ok! It was just us two running it Saturday evening. I have only ran it to about 2500cfs so I really didn't know what to expect with it being 7000cfs. By far the biggest thrill of the weekend was Rescue Rapids! Looking down from Electric Ledge it looked awesome. I wondered what the heck was going on down there! Well I followed Aaron and being Aaron he went for the biggest water he could find! The waves were huge! So much fun! That was some big water for sure! Afterwards Rosie, Aaron and I scouted the Lester at high water. Aaron met up with Mike and Melissa the next morning for his first run of the Lester...he styled it! On to the Knife with the rest of the crew from the cities and Two Harbors. Running the Knife today was Aaron, Art, Bryan, Brian, Bill, Dave, Graeme, and I. The water had dropped quite a bit but it was still runnable. I was so looking forward to running Fish Falls again but as you can see from the photos there was some huge wood in it. I would have liked to have seen what the water looked like at it's highest level. We ran the river down to the bridge and scouted the ledges. There was one log to avoid going into the chute. We all ran it thru and stopped to check the next drop...more wood. Several opted to run it down a bare bones slide and then take the falls and it did work quite well. What an incredible weekend for sure! To top it off I found the most awesome agate on the Knife today! Be sure to check out Bryan's blog as his photographer friend Ole took alot of profesional photos of us and Bryan will be posting them soon! Thanks Ole!











































































5 comments:

Rosie said...

Awesome weekend even though I was just the shuttle bunny! :-) (this time).

It was really nice to finally meet so many of the guys I'd so far just hear about!

And of course way cool to get an invite to do the Baby Lester and for paddling next weekend! :-)

Bryan said...

Love the shot of Bill in the fish ladder - great angle on it. Rosie - good to meet you and look forward to paddling with you soon!

Nora said...

That shot kind of captured everything...including the shot to peices sign. Great weekend and I can't wait to see the shots you post from Ole. Lots of fun!

shwiggitude said...

looks like i missed some great boating.. the pictures of the lower are awesome!

Nora said...

We would have loved to have had you come with us. I hope you had fun on you canoe trip! There was no shortage of water for sure!