15 June 2010

Kimshew Creek

One two WOOP WOOP!!!
What else can you say? I have heard that this Creek is one of the best day runs in California, and I concur. It has some rowdiness, it has sickness, and it goes and goes and goes! All manageable with a wicked first drop that gives you a perfect taste of what lies downstream.. the goods! The team consisted of Sanga, Jared, and I and none of us had been there before so we just took our time, enjoyed the scenery, and most of all enjoyed the white-water. Unfortunately Josh was out for this one but did a stella job as shuttle bunny with some icey cold beers at the take out. Nice one!

Me about to connect on Kimshew falls. pic - Jared
Sam - "hey bro does your deck ever pop?"
Me - "Na bro it's good as"
Sam - "Sweet you can go first"
Me - "one two, WOOP WOOP!" And off I went.

Sam Firing up Frenchies and lovin it! pic - Me
Sanga was the only one feeling it here.. yeah big nuts eh!

Me on the last drop of the day ready to just get it done after a full day of awesomeness.
pic - Jared

We tried to get some footage but out videography was pretty bad so just enjoy the pics. And Chur to Jared for lugging down his camera and getting photos of everyone else but himself!

1 June 2010

Devils canyon

The name sounds way worse than it really was... apart from the heinous time we had trying to get the motivation to get going to the actual river (thanks to the Coloma Club...). But eventually we made it putting on rather late in the day trying to catch up with some friends, we made it to them with a nice welcoming fire just on dark as we were all getting shitty at the rocks that we could no longer see.

Apart from that day, the trip was super fun with a massive crew of 9, a lot of amazing scenery, sunshine, and the funny times that was the bromance of Barn and Jordy. This was our multi day for the season to so we also re-learnt the fact that if you dont have to hike your boat in it is key to take LOTS of food! Then there was the white water, which had been described as amazing, and it really was. Not for the fact that it was super hard, steep or scary, but because it was soo fun. There was just lots of super fun big class 4 maybe a couple of 5 rapids which was enough to keep you on your toes, and good for soaking up the company and scenery and watch beatdown/ unintentional rodeo in our sacked out boats! We also came to the conclusion that the mystic could do with some extra volume!!

This is definitely one to do again when we have an extra couple of days because it runs for such a long time and is such good value. We caught it on the rise... which means that there will be some even better stuff on its way in. But our next mission is to Vail in Colorado to watch the big kids race and experience a house of about 17 kiwis for 5 days.. yea dog!!!