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Year Runs Length Months
2000 18 93   Jun Apr Mar Feb Jan
1999 13 102   Dec Nov Oct Aug Jul Feb Jan
1998 64 664   Dec Nov Oct Sep Aug Jul Jun May Apr Mar Jan
1997 47 547   Dec Oct Sep Aug Jul Jun May Apr Mar Feb Jan
1996 58 533   Oct Sep Aug Jul Jun May
No date 3 112   Dec

June 2000
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
19   ID Payette SF Deer creek - Banks IV 2200 5 Rich  
Final run before going back to the UK. Great play.
18   ID Payette SF Deer creek - Banks IV 2200 5    
17   ID Payette SF Deer creek - Staircase IV 2500 3 Dave  
I managed to sneak in a quick run, just before Adrian's wedding!
15   ID Payette Canyon IV 3000 10 Rich, Brad, Jeff  
Still my favourite run! A couple of miles in, Rich decided to slam his nose into my paddle as I went stern squirting into the eddy he was sitting in. Lots of blood, but Brad created a good ducked tape bandage and we went on. Back in town, he got four stitches... That should teach him not to hog the eddies! (sorry dude)
14   ID Payette SF Deer creek - Banks IV 3000 5 Dave, Matt  
11 Good ID Payette Warren Wagon IV- 600 5 Rich  
Fun creek run, although cold in the rain. 2 portages.
12 Superb ID Lochsa Fish creek - Pipeline IV 3.5' 8 Rich  
Great to back in BIG water. Had the honor of getting and shuttle with Rob Lesser (see "Kayak legends") who also gave tips at the surf wave.
13 Great ID Lochsa Whitepine - mile130 IV 4.5' 8 Rich  
HUGE waves and holes everywhere but plenty of time to get around them. We carefully planned our way through Castle rapid, but didn't recognize it and went down the wrong side (left).

April 2000
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
19   UK Rondda Fawr Porth - Hopkinstown III medium 3 Harvey, Nathan  
16   UK Barle II+ low 6 Mathias  

March 2000
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
3 Great UK Chlydoch IV low 3 Harvey, SteveV  
Steep. Another paddle incident: Harvey lost his paddle probing for depth below a 20ft fall- he had to walk out! :-(

February 2000
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
28 Superb UK East Lyn IV solid 3 Harvey  
Great run. This time I ran the canyon stretch with no problems.
13 Good UK Dart Upper IV solid 5 BCC  
Slightly less water than last time, but the lines were the same.
12 Superb UK Mellte IV solid 4 Harvey, GaryF, SteveV  
Really exciting river with lots of scary drops and waterfalls. Things were going well until I broke my paddle in half going over a 10ft weir in the lower section. I paddle the remaining mile in tentative C1 style.

January 2000
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
30 Superb UK Dart Upper IV high 5 BCC  
Very eventful descent of this brilliant stretch of white-water. Conor was very unfortunate to dislocate his shoulder in a nasty drop midway and had to walk out. I bruised my ear (!) and shoulders in an bad up-side-down experience in the lower section, but apart it was a really enjoyable trip.
23   ID Payette SF Deer creek - Banks III 400 5 BrianM,Will,Bill,+2  
Much colder than the previous run due to lack of sun.
19   ID Payette SF Deer creek - Banks III 400 5 BrianM  
Very pleasant (suprisingly warm). Good bits of play here and there.
9   UK Exe II+ normal 5 BCC  
Lots of flat water but quite a few drops with play spots. Excellent sidesurfing/spinning at the takeout.

December 1999
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
18   UK Usk Llangynidr to Gilwern III high 17 Harvey  
We tried to get on the upper Usk but the landowner told us to bugger off! Fishermen are very lame. The lower section was alright with a few waves, but also lots of flat water.
12 Good UK Dart The Loop and lower III high 7 BCC  
Excellent flow this time with lots of fun playspots everywhere.

November 1999
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
28 Superb UK East Lyn IV low 2 BCC  
Now we are getting somewhere! This was a really fun run despite the fairly low flow, steep creek paddling. I nailed the lines but still decided to portage the canyon stretch.
21   UK Dart The Loop III low 4 BCC  
It hasn't rained for ages so the style was similar to the Barle trip: lots of very shallow rock gardens. Festive ender spot a the top of tripple drop.

October 1999
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
17   UK Barle from old brigde II+ low 7 BCC  
My first sampling of British white-water. Very mellow, but everyone assures me that the rivers will be pumping with some more rain...

August 1999
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
1   ID Payette Canyon IV 1200 10 Brent, Rich, Will  

July 1999
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
30   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 3200 7 Mathias, Uffe  
Mathias back in action after the serious Mendoza trip. We had a great time although Mathias opted for a few wet exits.
22   ID Payette SF/Main Deer creek - Beehive IV- 3500 14 Mathias, Uffe, Farmand, Ron, Ben, Jacob  
We rented a raft, and outfitted it with a cooler full of beer.
18   ID Payette Grandjean Grandjean - Bonneville III- 1200 7 Will, Rich, BrianM  
17 Good ID Bear Valley Creek III 3ft 12 Adrian, Rich, Will, Jacob, BrianM, Sharpes  
This trip was batchelor weekend arranged by Adrian. We drank, hacked, juggled hot coals, farted around the camp fire and paddled. A bit of swimming by Jacob and the Adrian-Sharpes duo (immediately above a log!) kept the river trip interesting.
17 Superb ID Payette Canyon IV 1500 10 Rich, Will  
How good it was to be back on this brilliant stretch of white-water! The sun was shining and flow was playful.

February 1999
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
15   ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III- 1500 5 BrianM  
Cooooooooooooold! In Boise, the weather was so vicious-looking that we almost didn't go. Fortunately we trusted the river and were rewarded.

January 1999
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
21 Good MX Pacific Coast Baja III     Mathias  

December 1998
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
24   MX Carribbean Cancun IV     Mathias View story
Quite scary surfing in the carribean.
20   MX Carribbean Akumal II+     Mathias View story

November 1998
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
10 Good MX Xico creek Veracruz IV low 3 Dave
First descent down a little creek. Great fun except the water had a sewer quality to it.
8   MX Rio Pescados Veracruz IV- normal 6 Israel,Georgina  
7   MX Rio Antigua Veracruz III normal 3 Israel,Georgina  
7   MX Rio Pescados Veracruz IV- normal 6 Israel,Georgina  
6 Great MX Rio Pescados Veracruz IV- normal 6 Carlos,Israel,Pablo  

October 1998
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
22   MX Pacific Coast Mazatlan III        

September 1998
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
19 Great ID Payette North Fork Upper 5 V 1000 5 Rich  
16 Great ID Payette North Fork Lower 7 V 1200 7 Rich  
We walked Jaws I&II. I got somewhat munched in Jaws III - the tip of my boat got bent straight up.
13 Great ID Snake Murtaugh IV+ 1500 13 Rich, Will  
Great fun at this flow, with a gnarly bunch of drops. Rich took a nasty swim in Duck Blind, his first in almost two years!

August 1998
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
29   ID Payette Canyon IV 1500 10 Brad, Rich  
20 Superb ID Salmon Middle Fork Boundary Creek - Cache Bar III+ 2' 100 Theresa, Adrian, Henriette, Gary, +5  
Great, relaxing trip - very different from last year's high-water trip. I'll post some pictures when they get developed.
16   ID Payette Canyon IV 1500 10 Rich  
15   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 3000 7 Brian, Becky, Rich  
15 Good ID Payette North Fork Lower 5 V- 1380 5 Rich  
12 Good ID Payette North Fork Lower 5 V- 1380 5 Rich, Will, Jim  
9 Great OR Descutes Meadow - Bachelor Village IV+ 2000 5 Will  
Scary little run. We were particularly concerned in the rapid "Amazing" where we had no choice but to punch a sequence of enormous river-wide holes.
8   OR Pacific Ocean Sandy beach       Will  
Surfing in medium-sized waves.
8   OR Clackamas Lower Three Lynx III- 1000 5 Will  
The road was blocked to the more exiting upper stretch, this lower stretch was pretty boring.
5 Good ID Payette North Fork Lower 5 V- 1400 5 Rich  
3 Good ID Payette North Fork Lower 5 V- 1400 5 Will, Jim  
2   ID Payette SF/Main Confluence - Beehive IV-   14 Theresa, Jeff, +10  
1 Good ID Payette North Fork Lower 5 V- 1400 5 Art  

July 1998
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
29 Good ID Payette North Fork Lower 5 V- 1390 5 Brad, Rich, Stan, Betsy  
28 Good ID Payette North Fork Lower 5 V- 1390 5 Art, Rich  
I screwed up in "Crunch" but recovered.
26 Great ID Payette Canyon IV 1500 12 Theresa, Adrian, Gary, Steve, +20  
Great play flow.
23 Good ID Snake Hell's Canyon IV 25000 32 Theresa, +16  
Theresa wrote an excellent trip report.
21   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 3600 7 Pete  
16 Good ID Payette North Fork Lower Five V- 1400 5 Rich, Will  
Will's first go at the North Fork went smoothly.
14 Great ID Payette North Fork Hound's tooth - Otter incl. V- 1400 3 Brad, Rich  
Brad's first go at the North Fork. He did a couple of rolls but otherwise there were no problems.
11 Superb ID Salmon South Fork Putin - Mackey Bar IV+ 4' 32 Rich, Will  
Shuttle got complicated when one of the roads was blocked by a huge tree. Absolutely brilliant white-water - gotta go back with playboat. Saw a huge brown bear with two cubs. Flew out of Mackey Bar with all the gear in little plane.
7   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV 2000 5 Rich  
1   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV 2500 5 Rich  

June 1998
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
26   ID Bear Valley Creek Elk G.S. - Dagger Falls III- 4' 18 Theresa, Adrian, Henriette  
Henriette's first river trip. We went in inflatable kayaks - one tandem and two singles. It pissed down with rain the first day, but the next days were excellent. Camped at the hot springs where we had too many G&Ts. Theresa got munched by a nasty hole, but recovered quickly. Saw huge, jumping salmon trying to negotiate Dagger Falls. Theresa wrote a trip report.
11   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 9000 7 Theresa, Adrian, Jacob, Trisha, Tito, Anthony  
We rented a raft and I had my first guiding experience with no major incidents.
9   ID Payette SF Deer creek - Banks IV 3000 5 Rich, Mark  
7   ID Yankee Fork III medium 3 Rich  
6   ID Boise North Fork IV- 1800 8 Rich  
Rich ran the 18 miles shuttle on his mountain bike. Very hard work.

May 1998
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
31   ID Payette SF Swirly Canyon III- 3000 7 Adrian, Gregg  
30   ID Payette Cabarton III+ 3600 9 Rich, Will  
27   ID Payette SF Deer creek - Banks IV 2500 5 Will  
24 Good ID Payette Cabarton III+ 3600 9 Adrian, Theresa, Brandon  
A very exciting run at this flow. Theresa and Brandon swam a few time in the big waves in Trestle rapid. I got my helment sucked off going through Howard's Plunge (really!), and Adrian was launched into mid-space. A crowd of 10-20 people with video cameras were entertained as we scrambled to get his paddle and my helmet, and continue down the drop.
22   ID Payette SF Deer creek - Banks IV 1600 5 Brad  
Brad did a beautiful double-rear-ender-cartwheel thing in Staircase. On purpose? - of course not!
16 Superb ID Big Creek/MF Salmon Big creek - MF/Main Salmon IV+ 4.5' 60 Brad, Brent, Rich, Will  
Trip Report.
We packed five kayaks in two Cessna planes which dropped us off at the put-in.
Day 1: Tight, technical, logs, snow, great fun.
Day 2: Bigger, brilliant 5-mile section, Yoist!
Day 3: Middle Fork, *huge* waves, got worked in hole and swam, surfed our brains out.
15   ID Main Salmon Pine Creek III   4 Brad  
I took my first swim of the year in a little swirly rapid and afterwards both of us were paddling like two old men in wheel chairs.
9   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 10000 7 Theresa, Brent, Ken  
8 Great ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III 9000 5 Will  
7 Great ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III 9000 5 Brent, Ken, Will  
The main was at a perfect play flow. Awesome waves at Bennett's Rock and great ender hole above Chief Parrish.
2 Superb ID Payette Main Cascade II 8500 4 Rescue class  
I attended Tom Long's rescue class which is extremely recommendable.
2   ID Payette SF Deer creek - Banks IV 2500 5 Will  
The runoff has started - the river was a big flush

April 1998
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
24 Great ID Bruneau Jarbidge - Bruneau III+ 1200 71 Brad, Rich, Will  
It rained hard all Friday night and some of Saturday which was lucky because it gave the flow a good boost. Everyone except Rich portaged Sevy Falls and Willy's Wallow (logjam). Great trip.
19   ID Boise South Fork The Canyon III 1760 14 Will  
18   ID Payette Canyon IV 490 10 Will  
16   ID Payette SF Deer creek - Banks III+ 500 5 Brad, Brent  
11 Good ID Little Salmon Hazard creek - Riggins IV- 980 15 Rich  
A very exciting run - some desperate moves required to avoid the fishing lines from all the anglers.
7   ID Payette SF Deer creek - Banks III+ 900 5 Brad, Brent, Rich  
5   ID Payette Canyon IV 900 10 Will  
4   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks III+ 900 5 Will, Brad  

March 1998
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
15   ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III- 2500 5 Will, Rich, Andrew, Matt  
14   ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III- 2500 5 Will  
8   ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III- 1550 5 Will, Dennis  

January 1998
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
31   ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III- 1500 5 Will, Brent  
The play wave above Mike's Hole is great, but it it was bloody cold.
3   AR Rio Mendoza Upper and Middle IV - 15000? 7 ?  

December 1997
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
31 Superb AR Rio Mendoza Middle III 11000? 5 Mathias, Sean  
Mathias' and Sean's first time in a kayak! They did great considering the pushy class III water, although a lot of it was done hand-paddling next to the kayak! [Trip report]
7   ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III- 1500 5 Will  
We spent ages at a superb playwave above Mike's Hole.

October 1997
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
18 Great ID Snake Murtaugh IV 6800 13 Will  

September 1997
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
21 Great ID Snake Murtaugh IV 6700 13 Brent, Rich, Will  

August 1997
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
16   ID Payette Canyon IV 800 10 Rich, Art, John,?  
Play-city!
16   ID Payette Main Beehive - Horseshoe II+ 3600 5 Brad, Rich, Theresa,+Boy Scouts  
15   ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III (X) 3600 5 Brad, Rich  
The annual midnight run.
14 Superb ID Payette North Fork Lower Five V- 1450 5 Brent, Art, Rich, David  
This time I went in my RPM. Most of us tipped over in Hound's Tooth, but otherwise we had a clean run.

July 1997
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
27   ID Bear Valley Creek III 2' 12 Adrian, Mike, Greg, Rich, Will  
The lost beer!Almost too low to be enjoyable. Great hot springs. Mike got his paddle stuck under water in the middle of a rapid, but we got it back. We found some of the beer we lost on our Middle Fork trip two months prior!
26   ID Payette Grandjean Grandjean - Bonneville III- 1200 9 Adrian, Mike  
24 Superb ID Payette North Fork Lower Five V- 1460 5 Brent, Bob Mindblower!
My first time down the infamous North Fork. Serious stuff, but we stayed on the lines...
22   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV- 1500 5 Brent, Brad, Rich  
21   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 4200 7 Theresa  
20   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 4300 7 Adrian  
19   ID Payette Canyon IV 1500 12 Josh, Rich, Tico  
17   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV- 1500 5 Brent  
15   ID Payette SF Swirly Canyon III- 1800 8 Rich, Mike, Bill  
12   ID Payette Canyon IV 2200 12 Art, Brent, Dennis, Rich, Theresa, Will  
10   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV- 2500 5 Rich, Will  
8   ID Payette SF Staircase - Chief Parrish III+ 2600 7 Mike, Brent,+1  
6   ID Salmon Lower Riggins - Lucile III 22500 7 Rich, Will  
5   ID Clearwater South Fork Lower III+ 1250 12 Rich, Will  
Rich had to literally run the shuttle - all 12 miles of it.
4   ID Lochsa Fish Creek - Split Creek IV- 6200 9 Rich, Will  
1   ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III 5500 5 Mike, Brad  

June 1997
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
26   ID Payette Main Slalom - Chief Parrish IV- 6000 6 Uffe, Rich, Will  
Slalom was Uffe's first class IV rapid which he decided to do in style - backwards!
25   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV 5800 5 Rich, Will  
Willz started swimming in Staircase but found the water too cold, climbed back in his boat and finished the rapid with a boat full of water!
17   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 14000 7 Uffe, Brad, John  
The water was like chocolate mousse because of mudslides on the South Fork. We spend 3 hours (!) on the river - lots of play. Uffe took a swim in a nasty whirlpool below Chief Parrish, but recovered honour and confidence with an impressive combat roll in Mixmaster.
14   ID Payette Cabarton III+ 3800 9 Uffe, Rich  
The perfect flow for this run - lots of surfing and playspots.
12   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 14000 7 Uffe, Rich, Will  
9   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 13000 7 Uffe  
Uffe got knocked over by a giant wave around mile 1 and took a swim.
8   ID Payette Main Beehive - Horseshoe III 13000 8 Uffe  
7   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Beehive IV+ 5500 12 Andy, Rich, Will,+8  
Huge water on the South Fork.
1 Great OR Owyhee Main Three Forks - Rome IV 1300 37 Rich, Will  

May 1997
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
29   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 11000 7 Rich, Will  
21 Superb ID Salmon Middle Fork Marsh Creek - Cache Bar IV+ 8 ft 115 Adrian, Gary, Mike,+12 Mindblower!View story
This was a wild trip! We had Michael stranded on an island for 8 hours, a dead body floating into an eddy next to Dale, and lots of big white water.
( trip report)
18   ID Payette Grandjean Helende - Lowman IV- 6300 5 Will, Rich  
The water was very high and pushy. We portaged "Wake Up" rapid. Willz gets the attitude award for back- and side-surfing a monster hole before swimming out. It took about 1/2 mile to get the carnage to shore.
17   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 14000 7 Jay  
I got stuck side-surfing in a pourover and had to swim out. In trying to avoid being sucked back in, I dropped both boat and paddle. Jay recovered the boat, but we never found the paddle!
3 Superb ID Bruneau Jarbidge - Bruneau IV 1500 69 Brad, Brent, Rich  
A festive trip - a full report will follow shortly.
My first self-support trip and the maiden voyage for my new Wave Sport Extreme.

April 1997
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
27   ID Payette Main Slalom - Beehive III 10000 6 Will, Dennis  
26   ID Indian Creek III- high 6 Adrian  
21   ID Payette Cabarton III 1700? 9 Rich, Will  
13   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 5050 7 Paul  
12   ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III 5050 5    
5   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Chief Parrish IV 1200 10 Rich, Will, Dennis  
I demo'd a Descente (big volume sausage boat) for the day. Not as fun as the R.P.M. but more stable!

March 1997
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
23   ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III 8500 5 Rich  

February 1997
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
1 Great ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV 910 5 Rich, Will, Brad  
A very intense run despite the low flow. Bronco Billy has become quite serious thanks to a huge mud-slide from the right bank.

January 1997
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
25   ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III- 6000 5 Rich, Will, Brad  
It was snowing all day - we had icicles hanging from the helmets. The Main had changed significantly from last year because of mud-slides. There were several new rapids such as Wensel's Wave, a great surf wave just below Mike's Hole.

October 1996
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
13 Superb WA White Salmon BZ Corner - Husum Falls IV+ 750 5 Rich, Will, Allan, Luke, Terry View photo
A trip of epic quality. I broke the blade of my paddle at mile 2 but finished the run, including the thrilling 15ft drop at Husum Falls.
12 Good OR Pacific Ocean III+ lots   Rich, Will View photo
Great surfing.
5   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III- 1400 7 Rich, Will  

September 1996
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
14   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III- 1800 7 Robert  
10   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV- 470 5 Brad  
8   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III- 2300 7 Sam, Scott  

August 1996
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
30 Good ID Salmon Main Corn Creek - Vinegar Creek III+ 2500 @C.C. 82 Rich, Rocky and brother  
Lots of good rapids, lots of boring flat streches. Much wildlife and history along the banks. Great trip.
( trip report)
27   ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III- (X) 3000 5 Rich, Brad, Andy, Sam  
A midnight float. It was a full moon - unfortunately behind lots of clouds!
27   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV 1300 5 Adrian, Brad  
The maiden voyage for my new R.P.M.
25   ID Payette Canyon IV 1450 10 Rich, Doug  
24   ID Payette Canyon IV 1450 10 Rich  
22   ID Payette SF Dog Leg - Banks IV 1400 4 Rich, Brad, Andy, Will  
18   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV 1400 5 Rich  
17   ID Payette Canyon IV 1450 12 Rich, Brad  
15   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV 1400 5 Robert, Jeff, Kris, Rich, Brad  
13   ID Payette SF Staircase - Chief Parrish III 1420 7 Robert, Dwight, Paul, Andy,+2  
We ended up paddling in the dark with a thunderstorm breaking out around us.
11   ID Payette Grandjean Grandjean - Lowman III+ 600 22 Rich  
10   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Chief Parrish IV- 1450 10 Rich, Will,+2  
10   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 3100 7 Rich, Will,+4  
I rented a Dagger R.P.M. playboat for the day.
8   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV 1500 5 Rich, Andrew, Brad, Andy  
3   ID Payette SF The Wave   1600   Barrett, Jared  
IRS demo day. I took the Perception Whiplash for a spin.
1   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Staircase IV (X) 1700 3 Rich, Brad, Manny Mindblower!View story
This was not a pleasant trip. I got caught in a log going down in the left side of Staircase and Brad had to get me out.

July 1996
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
29   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV 1900 5 Rich, Brad  
28 Great ID Payette Grandjean Helende - Lowman III+ 1000 9 Adrian  
The "Wake-up" rapid took us by surprise. Adrian went through in impressive kamikaze-style. I eddied out just above the initial drop but messed up ferrying across and went down the drop sideways. Soon afterwards I had a very scary swim through the rest of the rapid.
27   ID Salmon Sunbeam III+ low 13 Adrian  
This time we did "Shotgun" (see Jun 15)
25   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 3500 7 Rich, Will, Dennis  
24   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV 2500 5 Steve,+4  
22   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV 2500 5 Willy, Sam  
21   ID Boise South Fork The Canyon III+ 1600 14 Rich, Andy,+5  
20   ID Payette SF Staircase - Chief Parrish III+ 3000 7 Adrian  
18   ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III 3850 5 Andrew, Andy  
17   ID Payette SF Dog leg - Banks IV 3000 4 Russ,+4  
16   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV 3000 5 Brian  
14   ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III 4500 5    
12   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 4600 7 Manny  
12 Good ID Payette Canyon IV+ 3200 12 Theresa, Rex, Patrick, +HP  
Rafting trip. My half of the raft got tipped in the top of the Surprise rapid so I swam it including the hole at the bottom.
11   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 4800 7 Rich, Andy, Andrew, Will  
9   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 5200 7 Ed, Jeff  
8   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 5800 7    
6 Good ID Bear Valley Creek Fir Tree - Dagger Falls III normal 14 Robert  
This was an excellent run. Fairly constant class II until it joins Marsh Creek and then a great class III ride for 8 miles or so.
5   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 6800 7 Robert  
4   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 6900 7    
4   ID Payette Cabarton III 1150 9 Robert  
3   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 6600 7 Robert  
1   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 6700 7 Damian, Bob, Misean  

June 1996
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
29   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 6700 7    
I locked my keys in my car and got a local crook to open it. As a result I almost got benighted on the river.
27   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 6700 7 Rich, Andy,+2  
15   ID Salmon Sunbeam Stanley - Sunbeam III+ high 12 Adrian  
We portaged Shotgun Rapids.
11   ID Indian Creek Kuna III - normal 6 Robert, Paul, Andy, Dwight  
9   ID Indian Creek Kuna III - normal 6 Dan, Brian,+3  
8   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 13000 7 Gregg,+7  
8   ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III 13000 4 Brian  
6   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 13000 7 Robert  
5   ID Payette Main Banks - Horseshoe III 13000 14 Robert  
2   ID Payette Main Behive - Horseshoe II 13000 8 Paul, Andy  

May 1996
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
25 Great OR Owyhee East Fork Garet - Crutchers III- 2000 (Rome) 42 Robert, David,+3 Mindblower!
This was an epic trip over three days. We managed to pin one of the canoes to a rock and had to leave it behind. ( trip report)
19   ID Snake Birds of Prey II low 15 Robert  
4   ID Payette SF Staircase run IV 2500      
This was a suicide mission but I didn't know it. Luckily, I tipped over and swam the first small rapid. Considering the rapids ahead I pulled out and hitched a ride back.

No date
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
    ID Payette Canyon IV 1500 12 HP  
Rafting.
    UK Wye Symmon's Yat II - ?   David  
My first time in a kayak. We managed to convince the rental chap that we had lots of experience so he let us take the kayaks down the (class II) rapids on the river.
  Great NE Sun Kosi III+ 30000? 100 Anne-Louise  
8 days in kataraft.


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