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Init Name Runs Miles
Rich Richard Wensel Profile 83 926
Will Will Sundberg Profile 57 582
Brad Brad Rumsey Profile 28 338
Adrian Adrian Pfisterer Profile 17 360
Brent Brent English Profile 15 218
Robert Robert 12 140
Theresa Theresa Willerup 12 235
Uffe Uffe Høgsbro Thygesen Profile 8 65
Mathias Mathias Willerup 7 32
BCC Bristol Canoe Club 7 35
Mike Michael Hill 6 156
Art Art Stoker 5 37
Dennis Dennis Zantiero 5 40
Harvey Harvey Lyons 5 24
Gary Gary Chadwick 3 227
Gregg Gregg Lewis 2 14
Henriette Henriette Willerup 2 118
Sean Sean Franks Profile 1 5

Will Sundberg Profile
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
23 Jan 00   ID Payette SF Deer creek - Banks III 400 5 miles BrianM,Will,Bill,+2  
Much colder than the previous run due to lack of sun.
1 Aug 99   ID Payette Canyon IV 1200 10 miles Brent, Rich, Will  
18 Jul 99   ID Payette Grandjean Grandjean - Bonneville III- 1200 7 miles Will, Rich, BrianM  
17 Jul 99 Good ID Bear Valley Creek III 3ft 12 miles 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 Jul 99 Superb ID Payette Canyon IV 1500 10 miles Rich, Will  
How good it was to be back on this brilliant stretch of white-water! The sun was shining and flow was playful.
13 Sep 98 Great ID Snake Murtaugh IV+ 1500 13 miles 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!
12 Aug 98 Good ID Payette North Fork Lower 5 V- 1380 5 miles Rich, Will, Jim  
9 Aug 98 Great OR Descutes Meadow - Bachelor Village IV+ 2000 5 miles 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 Aug 98   OR Pacific Ocean Sandy beach       Will  
Surfing in medium-sized waves.
8 Aug 98   OR Clackamas Lower Three Lynx III- 1000 5 miles Will  
The road was blocked to the more exiting upper stretch, this lower stretch was pretty boring.
3 Aug 98 Good ID Payette North Fork Lower 5 V- 1400 5 miles Will, Jim  
16 Jul 98 Good ID Payette North Fork Lower Five V- 1400 5 miles Rich, Will  
Will's first go at the North Fork went smoothly.
11 Jul 98 Superb ID Salmon South Fork Putin - Mackey Bar IV+ 4' 32 miles 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.
30 May 98   ID Payette Cabarton III+ 3600 9 miles Rich, Will  
27 May 98   ID Payette SF Deer creek - Banks IV 2500 5 miles Will  
16 May 98 Superb ID Big Creek/MF Salmon Big creek - MF/Main Salmon IV+ 4.5' 60 miles 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.
8 May 98 Great ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III 9000 5 miles Will  
7 May 98 Great ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III 9000 5 miles 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 May 98   ID Payette SF Deer creek - Banks IV 2500 5 miles Will  
The runoff has started - the river was a big flush
24 Apr 98 Great ID Bruneau Jarbidge - Bruneau III+ 1200 71 miles 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 Apr 98   ID Boise South Fork The Canyon III 1760 14 miles Will  
18 Apr 98   ID Payette Canyon IV 490 10 miles Will  
5 Apr 98   ID Payette Canyon IV 900 10 miles Will  
4 Apr 98   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks III+ 900 5 miles Will, Brad  
15 Mar 98   ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III- 2500 5 miles Will, Rich, Andrew, Matt  
14 Mar 98   ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III- 2500 5 miles Will  
8 Mar 98   ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III- 1550 5 miles Will, Dennis  
31 Jan 98   ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III- 1500 5 miles Will, Brent  
The play wave above Mike's Hole is great, but it it was bloody cold.
7 Dec 97   ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III- 1500 5 miles Will  
We spent ages at a superb playwave above Mike's Hole.
18 Oct 97 Great ID Snake Murtaugh IV 6800 13 miles Will  
21 Sep 97 Great ID Snake Murtaugh IV 6700 13 miles Brent, Rich, Will  
27 Jul 97   ID Bear Valley Creek III 2' 12 miles 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!
12 Jul 97   ID Payette Canyon IV 2200 12 miles Art, Brent, Dennis, Rich, Theresa, Will  
10 Jul 97   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV- 2500 5 miles Rich, Will  
6 Jul 97   ID Salmon Lower Riggins - Lucile III 22500 7 miles Rich, Will  
5 Jul 97   ID Clearwater South Fork Lower III+ 1250 12 miles Rich, Will  
Rich had to literally run the shuttle - all 12 miles of it.
4 Jul 97   ID Lochsa Fish Creek - Split Creek IV- 6200 9 miles Rich, Will  
26 Jun 97   ID Payette Main Slalom - Chief Parrish IV- 6000 6 miles Uffe, Rich, Will  
Slalom was Uffe's first class IV rapid which he decided to do in style - backwards!
25 Jun 97   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV 5800 5 miles 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!
12 Jun 97   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 14000 7 miles Uffe, Rich, Will  
7 Jun 97   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Beehive IV+ 5500 12 miles Andy, Rich, Will,+8  
Huge water on the South Fork.
1 Jun 97 Great OR Owyhee Main Three Forks - Rome IV 1300 37 miles Rich, Will  
29 May 97   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 11000 7 miles Rich, Will  
18 May 97   ID Payette Grandjean Helende - Lowman IV- 6300 5 miles 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.
27 Apr 97   ID Payette Main Slalom - Beehive III 10000 6 miles Will, Dennis  
21 Apr 97   ID Payette Cabarton III 1700? 9 miles Rich, Will  
5 Apr 97   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Chief Parrish IV 1200 10 miles 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!
1 Feb 97 Great ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV 910 5 miles 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.
25 Jan 97   ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III- 6000 5 miles 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.
13 Oct 96 Superb WA White Salmon BZ Corner - Husum Falls IV+ 750 5 miles 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 Oct 96 Good OR Pacific Ocean III+ lots   Rich, Will View photo
Great surfing.
5 Oct 96   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III- 1400 7 miles Rich, Will  
22 Aug 96   ID Payette SF Dog Leg - Banks IV 1400 4 miles Rich, Brad, Andy, Will  
10 Aug 96   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Chief Parrish IV- 1450 10 miles Rich, Will,+2  
10 Aug 96   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 3100 7 miles Rich, Will,+4  
I rented a Dagger R.P.M. playboat for the day.
25 Jul 96   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 3500 7 miles Rich, Will, Dennis  
11 Jul 96   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 4800 7 miles Rich, Andy, Andrew, Will  

Uffe Høgsbro Thygesen Profile
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
30 Jul 99   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 3200 7 miles 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 Jul 99   ID Payette SF/Main Deer creek - Beehive IV- 3500 14 miles Mathias, Uffe, Farmand, Ron, Ben, Jacob  
We rented a raft, and outfitted it with a cooler full of beer.
26 Jun 97   ID Payette Main Slalom - Chief Parrish IV- 6000 6 miles Uffe, Rich, Will  
Slalom was Uffe's first class IV rapid which he decided to do in style - backwards!
17 Jun 97   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 14000 7 miles 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 Jun 97   ID Payette Cabarton III+ 3800 9 miles Uffe, Rich  
The perfect flow for this run - lots of surfing and playspots.
12 Jun 97   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 14000 7 miles Uffe, Rich, Will  
9 Jun 97   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 13000 7 miles Uffe  
Uffe got knocked over by a giant wave around mile 1 and took a swim.
8 Jun 97   ID Payette Main Beehive - Horseshoe III 13000 8 miles Uffe  

Theresa Willerup
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
20 Aug 98 Superb ID Salmon Middle Fork Boundary Creek - Cache Bar III+ 2' 100 miles 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.
2 Aug 98   ID Payette SF/Main Confluence - Beehive IV-   14 miles Theresa, Jeff, +10  
26 Jul 98 Great ID Payette Canyon IV 1500 12 miles Theresa, Adrian, Gary, Steve, +20  
Great play flow.
23 Jul 98 Good ID Snake Hell's Canyon IV 25000 32 miles Theresa, +16  
Theresa wrote an excellent trip report.
26 Jun 98   ID Bear Valley Creek Elk G.S. - Dagger Falls III- 4' 18 miles 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 Jun 98   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 9000 7 miles Theresa, Adrian, Jacob, Trisha, Tito, Anthony  
We rented a raft and I had my first guiding experience with no major incidents.
24 May 98 Good ID Payette Cabarton III+ 3600 9 miles 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.
9 May 98   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 10000 7 miles Theresa, Brent, Ken  
16 Aug 97   ID Payette Main Beehive - Horseshoe II+ 3600 5 miles Brad, Rich, Theresa,+Boy Scouts  
21 Jul 97   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 4200 7 miles Theresa  
12 Jul 97   ID Payette Canyon IV 2200 12 miles Art, Brent, Dennis, Rich, Theresa, Will  
12 Jul 96 Good ID Payette Canyon IV+ 3200 12 miles 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.

Sean Franks Profile
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
31 Dec 97 Superb AR Rio Mendoza Middle III 11000? 5 miles 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]

Robert
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
14 Sep 96   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III- 1800 7 miles Robert  
15 Aug 96   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV 1400 5 miles Robert, Jeff, Kris, Rich, Brad  
13 Aug 96   ID Payette SF Staircase - Chief Parrish III 1420 7 miles Robert, Dwight, Paul, Andy,+2  
We ended up paddling in the dark with a thunderstorm breaking out around us.
6 Jul 96 Good ID Bear Valley Creek Fir Tree - Dagger Falls III normal 14 miles 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 Jul 96   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 6800 7 miles Robert  
4 Jul 96   ID Payette Cabarton III 1150 9 miles Robert  
3 Jul 96   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 6600 7 miles Robert  
11 Jun 96   ID Indian Creek Kuna III - normal 6 miles Robert, Paul, Andy, Dwight  
6 Jun 96   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 13000 7 miles Robert  
5 Jun 96   ID Payette Main Banks - Horseshoe III 13000 14 miles Robert  
25 May 96 Great OR Owyhee East Fork Garet - Crutchers III- 2000 (Rome) 42 miles 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 May 96   ID Snake Birds of Prey II low 15 miles Robert  

Richard Wensel Profile
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
19 Jun 00   ID Payette SF Deer creek - Banks IV 2200 5 miles Rich  
Final run before going back to the UK. Great play.
15 Jun 00   ID Payette Canyon IV 3000 10 miles 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)
11 Jun 00 Good ID Payette Warren Wagon IV- 600 5 miles Rich  
Fun creek run, although cold in the rain. 2 portages.
12 Jun 00 Superb ID Lochsa Fish creek - Pipeline IV 3.5' 8 miles 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 Jun 00 Great ID Lochsa Whitepine - mile130 IV 4.5' 8 miles 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).
1 Aug 99   ID Payette Canyon IV 1200 10 miles Brent, Rich, Will  
18 Jul 99   ID Payette Grandjean Grandjean - Bonneville III- 1200 7 miles Will, Rich, BrianM  
17 Jul 99 Good ID Bear Valley Creek III 3ft 12 miles 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 Jul 99 Superb ID Payette Canyon IV 1500 10 miles Rich, Will  
How good it was to be back on this brilliant stretch of white-water! The sun was shining and flow was playful.
19 Sep 98 Great ID Payette North Fork Upper 5 V 1000 5 miles Rich  
16 Sep 98 Great ID Payette North Fork Lower 7 V 1200 7 miles Rich  
We walked Jaws I&II. I got somewhat munched in Jaws III - the tip of my boat got bent straight up.
13 Sep 98 Great ID Snake Murtaugh IV+ 1500 13 miles 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!
29 Aug 98   ID Payette Canyon IV 1500 10 miles Brad, Rich  
16 Aug 98   ID Payette Canyon IV 1500 10 miles Rich  
15 Aug 98   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 3000 7 miles Brian, Becky, Rich  
15 Aug 98 Good ID Payette North Fork Lower 5 V- 1380 5 miles Rich  
12 Aug 98 Good ID Payette North Fork Lower 5 V- 1380 5 miles Rich, Will, Jim  
5 Aug 98 Good ID Payette North Fork Lower 5 V- 1400 5 miles Rich  
29 Jul 98 Good ID Payette North Fork Lower 5 V- 1390 5 miles Brad, Rich, Stan, Betsy  
28 Jul 98 Good ID Payette North Fork Lower 5 V- 1390 5 miles Art, Rich  
I screwed up in "Crunch" but recovered.
16 Jul 98 Good ID Payette North Fork Lower Five V- 1400 5 miles Rich, Will  
Will's first go at the North Fork went smoothly.
14 Jul 98 Great ID Payette North Fork Hound's tooth - Otter incl. V- 1400 3 miles Brad, Rich  
Brad's first go at the North Fork. He did a couple of rolls but otherwise there were no problems.
11 Jul 98 Superb ID Salmon South Fork Putin - Mackey Bar IV+ 4' 32 miles 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 Jul 98   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV 2000 5 miles Rich  
1 Jul 98   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV 2500 5 miles Rich  
9 Jun 98   ID Payette SF Deer creek - Banks IV 3000 5 miles Rich, Mark  
7 Jun 98   ID Yankee Fork III medium 3 miles Rich  
6 Jun 98   ID Boise North Fork IV- 1800 8 miles Rich  
Rich ran the 18 miles shuttle on his mountain bike. Very hard work.
30 May 98   ID Payette Cabarton III+ 3600 9 miles Rich, Will  
16 May 98 Superb ID Big Creek/MF Salmon Big creek - MF/Main Salmon IV+ 4.5' 60 miles 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.
24 Apr 98 Great ID Bruneau Jarbidge - Bruneau III+ 1200 71 miles 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.
11 Apr 98 Good ID Little Salmon Hazard creek - Riggins IV- 980 15 miles Rich  
A very exciting run - some desperate moves required to avoid the fishing lines from all the anglers.
7 Apr 98   ID Payette SF Deer creek - Banks III+ 900 5 miles Brad, Brent, Rich  
15 Mar 98   ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III- 2500 5 miles Will, Rich, Andrew, Matt  
21 Sep 97 Great ID Snake Murtaugh IV 6700 13 miles Brent, Rich, Will  
16 Aug 97   ID Payette Canyon IV 800 10 miles Rich, Art, John,?  
Play-city!
16 Aug 97   ID Payette Main Beehive - Horseshoe II+ 3600 5 miles Brad, Rich, Theresa,+Boy Scouts  
15 Aug 97   ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III (X) 3600 5 miles Brad, Rich  
The annual midnight run.
14 Aug 97 Superb ID Payette North Fork Lower Five V- 1450 5 miles 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.
27 Jul 97   ID Bear Valley Creek III 2' 12 miles 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!
22 Jul 97   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV- 1500 5 miles Brent, Brad, Rich  
19 Jul 97   ID Payette Canyon IV 1500 12 miles Josh, Rich, Tico  
15 Jul 97   ID Payette SF Swirly Canyon III- 1800 8 miles Rich, Mike, Bill  
12 Jul 97   ID Payette Canyon IV 2200 12 miles Art, Brent, Dennis, Rich, Theresa, Will  
10 Jul 97   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV- 2500 5 miles Rich, Will  
6 Jul 97   ID Salmon Lower Riggins - Lucile III 22500 7 miles Rich, Will  
5 Jul 97   ID Clearwater South Fork Lower III+ 1250 12 miles Rich, Will  
Rich had to literally run the shuttle - all 12 miles of it.
4 Jul 97   ID Lochsa Fish Creek - Split Creek IV- 6200 9 miles Rich, Will  
26 Jun 97   ID Payette Main Slalom - Chief Parrish IV- 6000 6 miles Uffe, Rich, Will  
Slalom was Uffe's first class IV rapid which he decided to do in style - backwards!
25 Jun 97   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV 5800 5 miles 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!
14 Jun 97   ID Payette Cabarton III+ 3800 9 miles Uffe, Rich  
The perfect flow for this run - lots of surfing and playspots.
12 Jun 97   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 14000 7 miles Uffe, Rich, Will  
7 Jun 97   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Beehive IV+ 5500 12 miles Andy, Rich, Will,+8  
Huge water on the South Fork.
1 Jun 97 Great OR Owyhee Main Three Forks - Rome IV 1300 37 miles Rich, Will  
29 May 97   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 11000 7 miles Rich, Will  
18 May 97   ID Payette Grandjean Helende - Lowman IV- 6300 5 miles 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.
3 May 97 Superb ID Bruneau Jarbidge - Bruneau IV 1500 69 miles 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.
21 Apr 97   ID Payette Cabarton III 1700? 9 miles Rich, Will  
5 Apr 97   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Chief Parrish IV 1200 10 miles 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!
23 Mar 97   ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III 8500 5 miles Rich  
1 Feb 97 Great ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV 910 5 miles 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.
25 Jan 97   ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III- 6000 5 miles 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.
13 Oct 96 Superb WA White Salmon BZ Corner - Husum Falls IV+ 750 5 miles 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 Oct 96 Good OR Pacific Ocean III+ lots   Rich, Will View photo
Great surfing.
5 Oct 96   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III- 1400 7 miles Rich, Will  
30 Aug 96 Good ID Salmon Main Corn Creek - Vinegar Creek III+ 2500 @C.C. 82 miles 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 Aug 96   ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III- (X) 3000 5 miles Rich, Brad, Andy, Sam  
A midnight float. It was a full moon - unfortunately behind lots of clouds!
25 Aug 96   ID Payette Canyon IV 1450 10 miles Rich, Doug  
24 Aug 96   ID Payette Canyon IV 1450 10 miles Rich  
22 Aug 96   ID Payette SF Dog Leg - Banks IV 1400 4 miles Rich, Brad, Andy, Will  
18 Aug 96   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV 1400 5 miles Rich  
17 Aug 96   ID Payette Canyon IV 1450 12 miles Rich, Brad  
15 Aug 96   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV 1400 5 miles Robert, Jeff, Kris, Rich, Brad  
11 Aug 96   ID Payette Grandjean Grandjean - Lowman III+ 600 22 miles Rich  
10 Aug 96   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Chief Parrish IV- 1450 10 miles Rich, Will,+2  
10 Aug 96   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 3100 7 miles Rich, Will,+4  
I rented a Dagger R.P.M. playboat for the day.
8 Aug 96   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV 1500 5 miles Rich, Andrew, Brad, Andy  
1 Aug 96   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Staircase IV (X) 1700 3 miles 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.
29 Jul 96   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV 1900 5 miles Rich, Brad  
25 Jul 96   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 3500 7 miles Rich, Will, Dennis  
21 Jul 96   ID Boise South Fork The Canyon III+ 1600 14 miles Rich, Andy,+5  
11 Jul 96   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 4800 7 miles Rich, Andy, Andrew, Will  
27 Jun 96   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 6700 7 miles Rich, Andy,+2  

Michael Hill
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
27 Jul 97   ID Bear Valley Creek III 2' 12 miles 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 Jul 97   ID Payette Grandjean Grandjean - Bonneville III- 1200 9 miles Adrian, Mike  
15 Jul 97   ID Payette SF Swirly Canyon III- 1800 8 miles Rich, Mike, Bill  
8 Jul 97   ID Payette SF Staircase - Chief Parrish III+ 2600 7 miles Mike, Brent,+1  
1 Jul 97   ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III 5500 5 miles Mike, Brad  
21 May 97 Superb ID Salmon Middle Fork Marsh Creek - Cache Bar IV+ 8 ft 115 miles 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)

Mathias Willerup
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
16 Apr 00   UK Barle II+ low 6 miles Mathias  
30 Jul 99   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 3200 7 miles 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 Jul 99   ID Payette SF/Main Deer creek - Beehive IV- 3500 14 miles Mathias, Uffe, Farmand, Ron, Ben, Jacob  
We rented a raft, and outfitted it with a cooler full of beer.
21 Jan 99 Good MX Pacific Coast Baja III     Mathias  
24 Dec 98   MX Carribbean Cancun IV     Mathias View story
Quite scary surfing in the carribean.
20 Dec 98   MX Carribbean Akumal II+     Mathias View story
31 Dec 97 Superb AR Rio Mendoza Middle III 11000? 5 miles 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]

Henriette Willerup
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
20 Aug 98 Superb ID Salmon Middle Fork Boundary Creek - Cache Bar III+ 2' 100 miles 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.
26 Jun 98   ID Bear Valley Creek Elk G.S. - Dagger Falls III- 4' 18 miles 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.

Harvey Lyons
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
19 Apr 00   UK Rondda Fawr Porth - Hopkinstown III medium 3 miles Harvey, Nathan  
3 Mar 00 Great UK Chlydoch IV low 3 miles Harvey, SteveV  
Steep. Another paddle incident: Harvey lost his paddle probing for depth below a 20ft fall- he had to walk out! :-(
28 Feb 00 Superb UK East Lyn IV solid 3 miles Harvey  
Great run. This time I ran the canyon stretch with no problems.
12 Feb 00 Superb UK Mellte IV solid 4 miles? 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.
18 Dec 99   UK Usk Llangynidr to Gilwern III high 11 km 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.

Gregg Lewis
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
31 May 98   ID Payette SF Swirly Canyon III- 3000 7 miles Adrian, Gregg  
8 Jun 96   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 13000 7 miles Gregg,+7  

Gary Chadwick
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
20 Aug 98 Superb ID Salmon Middle Fork Boundary Creek - Cache Bar III+ 2' 100 miles 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.
26 Jul 98 Great ID Payette Canyon IV 1500 12 miles Theresa, Adrian, Gary, Steve, +20  
Great play flow.
21 May 97 Superb ID Salmon Middle Fork Marsh Creek - Cache Bar IV+ 8 ft 115 miles 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)

Dennis Zantiero
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
8 Mar 98   ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III- 1550 5 miles Will, Dennis  
12 Jul 97   ID Payette Canyon IV 2200 12 miles Art, Brent, Dennis, Rich, Theresa, Will  
27 Apr 97   ID Payette Main Slalom - Beehive III 10000 6 miles Will, Dennis  
5 Apr 97   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Chief Parrish IV 1200 10 miles 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!
25 Jul 96   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 3500 7 miles Rich, Will, Dennis  

Brent English Profile
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
1 Aug 99   ID Payette Canyon IV 1200 10 miles Brent, Rich, Will  
16 May 98 Superb ID Big Creek/MF Salmon Big creek - MF/Main Salmon IV+ 4.5' 60 miles 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.
9 May 98   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 10000 7 miles Theresa, Brent, Ken  
7 May 98 Great ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III 9000 5 miles Brent, Ken, Will  
The main was at a perfect play flow. Awesome waves at Bennett's Rock and great ender hole above Chief Parrish.
16 Apr 98   ID Payette SF Deer creek - Banks III+ 500 5 miles Brad, Brent  
7 Apr 98   ID Payette SF Deer creek - Banks III+ 900 5 miles Brad, Brent, Rich  
31 Jan 98   ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III- 1500 5 miles Will, Brent  
The play wave above Mike's Hole is great, but it it was bloody cold.
21 Sep 97 Great ID Snake Murtaugh IV 6700 13 miles Brent, Rich, Will  
14 Aug 97 Superb ID Payette North Fork Lower Five V- 1450 5 miles 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.
24 Jul 97 Superb ID Payette North Fork Lower Five V- 1460 5 miles Brent, Bob Mindblower!
My first time down the infamous North Fork. Serious stuff, but we stayed on the lines...
22 Jul 97   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV- 1500 5 miles Brent, Brad, Rich  
17 Jul 97   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV- 1500 5 miles Brent  
12 Jul 97   ID Payette Canyon IV 2200 12 miles Art, Brent, Dennis, Rich, Theresa, Will  
8 Jul 97   ID Payette SF Staircase - Chief Parrish III+ 2600 7 miles Mike, Brent,+1  
3 May 97 Superb ID Bruneau Jarbidge - Bruneau IV 1500 69 miles 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.

Brad Rumsey Profile
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
15 Jun 00   ID Payette Canyon IV 3000 10 miles 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)
29 Aug 98   ID Payette Canyon IV 1500 10 miles Brad, Rich  
29 Jul 98 Good ID Payette North Fork Lower 5 V- 1390 5 miles Brad, Rich, Stan, Betsy  
14 Jul 98 Great ID Payette North Fork Hound's tooth - Otter incl. V- 1400 3 miles Brad, Rich  
Brad's first go at the North Fork. He did a couple of rolls but otherwise there were no problems.
22 May 98   ID Payette SF Deer creek - Banks IV 1600 5 miles Brad  
Brad did a beautiful double-rear-ender-cartwheel thing in Staircase. On purpose? - of course not!
16 May 98 Superb ID Big Creek/MF Salmon Big creek - MF/Main Salmon IV+ 4.5' 60 miles 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 May 98   ID Main Salmon Pine Creek III   4 miles 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.
24 Apr 98 Great ID Bruneau Jarbidge - Bruneau III+ 1200 71 miles 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.
16 Apr 98   ID Payette SF Deer creek - Banks III+ 500 5 miles Brad, Brent  
7 Apr 98   ID Payette SF Deer creek - Banks III+ 900 5 miles Brad, Brent, Rich  
4 Apr 98   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks III+ 900 5 miles Will, Brad  
16 Aug 97   ID Payette Main Beehive - Horseshoe II+ 3600 5 miles Brad, Rich, Theresa,+Boy Scouts  
15 Aug 97   ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III (X) 3600 5 miles Brad, Rich  
The annual midnight run.
22 Jul 97   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV- 1500 5 miles Brent, Brad, Rich  
1 Jul 97   ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III 5500 5 miles Mike, Brad  
17 Jun 97   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 14000 7 miles 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.
3 May 97 Superb ID Bruneau Jarbidge - Bruneau IV 1500 69 miles 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.
1 Feb 97 Great ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV 910 5 miles 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.
25 Jan 97   ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III- 6000 5 miles 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.
10 Sep 96   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV- 470 5 miles Brad  
27 Aug 96   ID Payette Main Banks - Chief Parrish III- (X) 3000 5 miles Rich, Brad, Andy, Sam  
A midnight float. It was a full moon - unfortunately behind lots of clouds!
27 Aug 96   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV 1300 5 miles Adrian, Brad  
The maiden voyage for my new R.P.M.
22 Aug 96   ID Payette SF Dog Leg - Banks IV 1400 4 miles Rich, Brad, Andy, Will  
17 Aug 96   ID Payette Canyon IV 1450 12 miles Rich, Brad  
15 Aug 96   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV 1400 5 miles Robert, Jeff, Kris, Rich, Brad  
8 Aug 96   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV 1500 5 miles Rich, Andrew, Brad, Andy  
1 Aug 96   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Staircase IV (X) 1700 3 miles 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.
29 Jul 96   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV 1900 5 miles Rich, Brad  

Bristol Canoe Club
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
13 Feb 00 Good UK Dart Upper IV solid 5 miles? BCC  
Slightly less water than last time, but the lines were the same.
30 Jan 00 Superb UK Dart Upper IV high 5 miles? 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.
9 Jan 00   UK Exe II+ normal 5 miles BCC  
Lots of flat water but quite a few drops with play spots. Excellent sidesurfing/spinning at the takeout.
12 Dec 99 Good UK Dart The Loop and lower III high 7 miles BCC  
Excellent flow this time with lots of fun playspots everywhere.
28 Nov 99 Superb UK East Lyn IV low 2 miles 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 Nov 99   UK Dart The Loop III low 4 miles 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.
17 Oct 99   UK Barle from old brigde II+ low 7 miles BCC  
My first sampling of British white-water. Very mellow, but everyone assures me that the rivers will be pumping with some more rain...

Art Stoker
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
1 Aug 98 Good ID Payette North Fork Lower 5 V- 1400 5 miles Art  
28 Jul 98 Good ID Payette North Fork Lower 5 V- 1390 5 miles Art, Rich  
I screwed up in "Crunch" but recovered.
16 Aug 97   ID Payette Canyon IV 800 10 miles Rich, Art, John,?  
Play-city!
14 Aug 97 Superb ID Payette North Fork Lower Five V- 1450 5 miles 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.
12 Jul 97   ID Payette Canyon IV 2200 12 miles Art, Brent, Dennis, Rich, Theresa, Will  

Adrian Pfisterer Profile
Date     River Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
17 Jul 99 Good ID Bear Valley Creek III 3ft 12 miles 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.
20 Aug 98 Superb ID Salmon Middle Fork Boundary Creek - Cache Bar III+ 2' 100 miles 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.
26 Jul 98 Great ID Payette Canyon IV 1500 12 miles Theresa, Adrian, Gary, Steve, +20  
Great play flow.
26 Jun 98   ID Bear Valley Creek Elk G.S. - Dagger Falls III- 4' 18 miles 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 Jun 98   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 9000 7 miles Theresa, Adrian, Jacob, Trisha, Tito, Anthony  
We rented a raft and I had my first guiding experience with no major incidents.
31 May 98   ID Payette SF Swirly Canyon III- 3000 7 miles Adrian, Gregg  
24 May 98 Good ID Payette Cabarton III+ 3600 9 miles 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.
27 Jul 97   ID Bear Valley Creek III 2' 12 miles 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 Jul 97   ID Payette Grandjean Grandjean - Bonneville III- 1200 9 miles Adrian, Mike  
20 Jul 97   ID Payette Main Banks - Beehive III 4300 7 miles Adrian  
21 May 97 Superb ID Salmon Middle Fork Marsh Creek - Cache Bar IV+ 8 ft 115 miles 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)
26 Apr 97   ID Indian Creek III- high 6 miles Adrian  
27 Aug 96   ID Payette SF Deer Creek - Banks IV 1300 5 miles Adrian, Brad  
The maiden voyage for my new R.P.M.
28 Jul 96 Great ID Payette Grandjean Helende - Lowman III+ 1000 9 miles 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 Jul 96   ID Salmon Sunbeam III+ low 13 miles Adrian  
This time we did "Shotgun" (see Jun 15)
20 Jul 96   ID Payette SF Staircase - Chief Parrish III+ 3000 7 miles Adrian  
15 Jun 96   ID Salmon Sunbeam Stanley - Sunbeam III+ high 12 miles Adrian  
We portaged Shotgun Rapids.


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