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Washington, US Runs Miles
White Salmon 1 5
United Kingdom Runs Miles
Dart 4 21
Barle 2 13
East Lyn 2 5
Mellte 1 4
Wye 1 300
Rondda Fawr 1 3
Exe 1 5
Chlydoch 1 3
Usk 1 11
Oregon, US Runs Miles
Pacific Ocean 2  
Clackamas 1 5
Descutes 1 5
Owyhee Main 1 37
Owyhee East Fork 1 42
Nepal Runs Miles
Sun Kosi 1 100
Argentina Runs Miles
Rio Mendoza 2 12
Mexico Runs Miles
Rio Pescados 3 18
Pacific Coast 2  
Carribbean 2  
Rio Antigua 1 3
Xico creek 1 3
Idaho, US Runs Miles
Payette Main 54 345
Payette SF 42 322.5
Payette Canyon 16 172
Payette North Fork 13 65
Payette Grandjean 5 52
Payette Cabarton 5 45
Bear Valley Creek 4 56
Snake Murtaugh 3 39
Indian Creek 3 18
Lochsa 3 25
Payette SF/Main 2 28
Salmon Middle Fork 2 215
Snake 2 47
Bruneau 2 140
Salmon Sunbeam 2 25
Boise South Fork 2 28
Payette Warren Wagon 1 5
Main Salmon 1 4
Salmon Lower 1 7
Salmon Main 1 82
Big Creek/MF Salmon 1 60
Little Salmon 1 15
Yankee Fork 1 3
Salmon South Fork 1 32
Boise North Fork 1 8
Clearwater South Fork 1 12

Yankee Fork (ID)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
7 Jun 98   III medium 3 miles Rich  

Xico creek (MX)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
10 Nov 98 Good Veracruz IV low 3 miles Dave
First descent down a little creek. Great fun except the water had a sewer quality to it.

Wye (UK)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
    Symmon's Yat II - ? 300 yards 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.

White Salmon (WA)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
13 Oct 96 Superb 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.

Usk (UK)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
18 Dec 99   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.

Sun Kosi (NE)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
  Great III+ 30000? 100 miles? Anne-Louise  
8 days in kataraft.

Snake Murtaugh (ID)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
13 Sep 98 Great 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!
18 Oct 97 Great IV 6800 13 miles Will  
21 Sep 97 Great IV 6700 13 miles Brent, Rich, Will  

Snake (ID)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
23 Jul 98 Good Hell's Canyon IV 25000 32 miles Theresa, +16  
Theresa wrote an excellent trip report.
19 May 96   Birds of Prey II low 15 miles Robert  

Salmon Sunbeam (ID)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
27 Jul 96   III+ low 13 miles Adrian  
This time we did "Shotgun" (see Jun 15)
15 Jun 96   Stanley - Sunbeam III+ high 12 miles Adrian  
We portaged Shotgun Rapids.

Salmon South Fork (ID)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
11 Jul 98 Superb 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.

Salmon Middle Fork (ID)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
20 Aug 98 Superb 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.
21 May 97 Superb 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)

Salmon Main (ID)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
30 Aug 96 Good 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)

Salmon Lower (ID)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
6 Jul 97   Riggins - Lucile III 22500 7 miles Rich, Will  

Rondda Fawr (UK)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
19 Apr 00   Porth - Hopkinstown III medium 3 miles Harvey, Nathan  

Rio Pescados (MX)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
8 Nov 98   Veracruz IV- normal 6 miles Israel,Georgina  
7 Nov 98   Veracruz IV- normal 6 miles Israel,Georgina  
6 Nov 98 Great Veracruz IV- normal 6 miles Carlos,Israel,Pablo  

Rio Mendoza (AR)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
3 Jan 98   Upper and Middle IV - 15000? 7 miles ?  
31 Dec 97 Superb 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]

Rio Antigua (MX)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
7 Nov 98   Veracruz III normal 3 miles Israel,Georgina  

Payette Warren Wagon (ID)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
11 Jun 00 Good IV- 600 5 miles Rich  
Fun creek run, although cold in the rain. 2 portages.

Payette SF/Main (ID)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
22 Jul 99   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.
2 Aug 98   Confluence - Beehive IV-   14 miles Theresa, Jeff, +10  

Payette SF (ID)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
19 Jun 00   Deer creek - Banks IV 2200 5 miles Rich  
Final run before going back to the UK. Great play.
18 Jun 00   Deer creek - Banks IV 2200 5 miles    
17 Jun 00   Deer creek - Staircase IV 2500 3 miles Dave  
I managed to sneak in a quick run, just before Adrian's wedding!
14 Jun 00   Deer creek - Banks IV 3000 5 miles Dave, Matt  
23 Jan 00   Deer creek - Banks III 400 5 miles BrianM,Will,Bill,+2  
Much colder than the previous run due to lack of sun.
19 Jan 00   Deer creek - Banks III 400 5 miles BrianM  
Very pleasant (suprisingly warm). Good bits of play here and there.
7 Jul 98   Deer Creek - Banks IV 2000 5 miles Rich  
1 Jul 98   Deer Creek - Banks IV 2500 5 miles Rich  
9 Jun 98   Deer creek - Banks IV 3000 5 miles Rich, Mark  
31 May 98   Swirly Canyon III- 3000 7 miles Adrian, Gregg  
27 May 98   Deer creek - Banks IV 2500 5 miles Will  
22 May 98   Deer creek - Banks IV 1600 5 miles Brad  
Brad did a beautiful double-rear-ender-cartwheel thing in Staircase. On purpose? - of course not!
2 May 98   Deer creek - Banks IV 2500 5 miles Will  
The runoff has started - the river was a big flush
16 Apr 98   Deer creek - Banks III+ 500 5 miles Brad, Brent  
7 Apr 98   Deer creek - Banks III+ 900 5 miles Brad, Brent, Rich  
4 Apr 98   Deer Creek - Banks III+ 900 5 miles Will, Brad  
22 Jul 97   Deer Creek - Banks IV- 1500 5 miles Brent, Brad, Rich  
17 Jul 97   Deer Creek - Banks IV- 1500 5 miles Brent  
15 Jul 97   Swirly Canyon III- 1800 8 miles Rich, Mike, Bill  
10 Jul 97   Deer Creek - Banks IV- 2500 5 miles Rich, Will  
8 Jul 97   Staircase - Chief Parrish III+ 2600 7 miles Mike, Brent,+1  
25 Jun 97   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!
7 Jun 97   Deer Creek - Beehive IV+ 5500 12 miles Andy, Rich, Will,+8  
Huge water on the South Fork.
5 Apr 97   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 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.
10 Sep 96   Deer Creek - Banks IV- 470 5 miles Brad  
27 Aug 96   Deer Creek - Banks IV 1300 5 miles Adrian, Brad  
The maiden voyage for my new R.P.M.
22 Aug 96   Dog Leg - Banks IV 1400 4 miles Rich, Brad, Andy, Will  
18 Aug 96   Deer Creek - Banks IV 1400 5 miles Rich  
15 Aug 96   Deer Creek - Banks IV 1400 5 miles Robert, Jeff, Kris, Rich, Brad  
13 Aug 96   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.
10 Aug 96   Deer Creek - Chief Parrish IV- 1450 10 miles Rich, Will,+2  
8 Aug 96   Deer Creek - Banks IV 1500 5 miles Rich, Andrew, Brad, Andy  
3 Aug 96   The Wave   1600 0.5 miles Barrett, Jared  
IRS demo day. I took the Perception Whiplash for a spin.
1 Aug 96   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   Deer Creek - Banks IV 1900 5 miles Rich, Brad  
24 Jul 96   Deer Creek - Banks IV 2500 5 miles Steve,+4  
22 Jul 96   Deer Creek - Banks IV 2500 5 miles Willy, Sam  
20 Jul 96   Staircase - Chief Parrish III+ 3000 7 miles Adrian  
17 Jul 96   Dog leg - Banks IV 3000 4 miles Russ,+4  
16 Jul 96   Deer Creek - Banks IV 3000 5 miles Brian  
4 May 96   Staircase run IV 2500 100 yards    
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.

Payette North Fork (ID)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
19 Sep 98 Great Upper 5 V 1000 5 miles Rich  
16 Sep 98 Great 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.
15 Aug 98 Good Lower 5 V- 1380 5 miles Rich  
12 Aug 98 Good Lower 5 V- 1380 5 miles Rich, Will, Jim  
5 Aug 98 Good Lower 5 V- 1400 5 miles Rich  
3 Aug 98 Good Lower 5 V- 1400 5 miles Will, Jim  
1 Aug 98 Good Lower 5 V- 1400 5 miles Art  
29 Jul 98 Good Lower 5 V- 1390 5 miles Brad, Rich, Stan, Betsy  
28 Jul 98 Good Lower 5 V- 1390 5 miles Art, Rich  
I screwed up in "Crunch" but recovered.
16 Jul 98 Good Lower Five V- 1400 5 miles Rich, Will  
Will's first go at the North Fork went smoothly.
14 Jul 98 Great 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.
14 Aug 97 Superb 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 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...

Payette Main (ID)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
30 Jul 99   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.
15 Feb 99   Banks - Chief Parrish III- 1500 5 miles BrianM  
Cooooooooooooold! In Boise, the weather was so vicious-looking that we almost didn't go. Fortunately we trusted the river and were rewarded.
15 Aug 98   Banks - Beehive III 3000 7 miles Brian, Becky, Rich  
21 Jul 98   Banks - Beehive III 3600 7 miles Pete  
11 Jun 98   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.
9 May 98   Banks - Beehive III 10000 7 miles Theresa, Brent, Ken  
8 May 98 Great Banks - Chief Parrish III 9000 5 miles Will  
7 May 98 Great 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 Superb Cascade II 8500 4 miles Rescue class  
I attended Tom Long's rescue class which is extremely recommendable.
15 Mar 98   Banks - Chief Parrish III- 2500 5 miles Will, Rich, Andrew, Matt  
14 Mar 98   Banks - Chief Parrish III- 2500 5 miles Will  
8 Mar 98   Banks - Chief Parrish III- 1550 5 miles Will, Dennis  
31 Jan 98   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   Banks - Chief Parrish III- 1500 5 miles Will  
We spent ages at a superb playwave above Mike's Hole.
16 Aug 97   Beehive - Horseshoe II+ 3600 5 miles Brad, Rich, Theresa,+Boy Scouts  
15 Aug 97   Banks - Chief Parrish III (X) 3600 5 miles Brad, Rich  
The annual midnight run.
21 Jul 97   Banks - Beehive III 4200 7 miles Theresa  
20 Jul 97   Banks - Beehive III 4300 7 miles Adrian  
1 Jul 97   Banks - Chief Parrish III 5500 5 miles Mike, Brad  
26 Jun 97   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   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.
12 Jun 97   Banks - Beehive III 14000 7 miles Uffe, Rich, Will  
9 Jun 97   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   Beehive - Horseshoe III 13000 8 miles Uffe  
29 May 97   Banks - Beehive III 11000 7 miles Rich, Will  
17 May 97   Banks - Beehive III 14000 7 miles 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!
27 Apr 97   Slalom - Beehive III 10000 6 miles Will, Dennis  
13 Apr 97   Banks - Beehive III 5050 7 miles Paul  
12 Apr 97   Banks - Chief Parrish III 5050 5 miles    
23 Mar 97   Banks - Chief Parrish III 8500 5 miles Rich  
25 Jan 97   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.
5 Oct 96   Banks - Beehive III- 1400 7 miles Rich, Will  
14 Sep 96   Banks - Beehive III- 1800 7 miles Robert  
8 Sep 96   Banks - Beehive III- 2300 7 miles Sam, Scott  
27 Aug 96   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!
10 Aug 96   Banks - Beehive III 3100 7 miles Rich, Will,+4  
I rented a Dagger R.P.M. playboat for the day.
25 Jul 96   Banks - Beehive III 3500 7 miles Rich, Will, Dennis  
18 Jul 96   Banks - Chief Parrish III 3850 5 miles Andrew, Andy  
14 Jul 96   Banks - Chief Parrish III 4500 5 miles    
12 Jul 96   Banks - Beehive III 4600 7 miles Manny  
11 Jul 96   Banks - Beehive III 4800 7 miles Rich, Andy, Andrew, Will  
9 Jul 96   Banks - Beehive III 5200 7 miles Ed, Jeff  
8 Jul 96   Banks - Beehive III 5800 7 miles    
5 Jul 96   Banks - Beehive III 6800 7 miles Robert  
4 Jul 96   Banks - Beehive III 6900 7 miles    
3 Jul 96   Banks - Beehive III 6600 7 miles Robert  
1 Jul 96   Banks - Beehive III 6700 7 miles Damian, Bob, Misean  
29 Jun 96   Banks - Beehive III 6700 7 miles    
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 Jun 96   Banks - Beehive III 6700 7 miles Rich, Andy,+2  
8 Jun 96   Banks - Beehive III 13000 7 miles Gregg,+7  
8 Jun 96   Banks - Chief Parrish III 13000 4 miles Brian  
6 Jun 96   Banks - Beehive III 13000 7 miles Robert  
5 Jun 96   Banks - Horseshoe III 13000 14 miles Robert  
2 Jun 96   Behive - Horseshoe II 13000 8 miles Paul, Andy  

Payette Grandjean (ID)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
18 Jul 99   Grandjean - Bonneville III- 1200 7 miles Will, Rich, BrianM  
26 Jul 97   Grandjean - Bonneville III- 1200 9 miles Adrian, Mike  
18 May 97   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.
11 Aug 96   Grandjean - Lowman III+ 600 22 miles Rich  
28 Jul 96 Great 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.

Payette Canyon (ID)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
15 Jun 00   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)
1 Aug 99   IV 1200 10 miles Brent, Rich, Will  
17 Jul 99 Superb 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.
29 Aug 98   IV 1500 10 miles Brad, Rich  
16 Aug 98   IV 1500 10 miles Rich  
26 Jul 98 Great IV 1500 12 miles Theresa, Adrian, Gary, Steve, +20  
Great play flow.
18 Apr 98   IV 490 10 miles Will  
5 Apr 98   IV 900 10 miles Will  
16 Aug 97   IV 800 10 miles Rich, Art, John,?  
Play-city!
19 Jul 97   IV 1500 12 miles Josh, Rich, Tico  
12 Jul 97   IV 2200 12 miles Art, Brent, Dennis, Rich, Theresa, Will  
25 Aug 96   IV 1450 10 miles Rich, Doug  
24 Aug 96   IV 1450 10 miles Rich  
17 Aug 96   IV 1450 12 miles Rich, Brad  
12 Jul 96 Good 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.
    IV 1500 12 miles HP  
Rafting.

Payette Cabarton (ID)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
30 May 98   III+ 3600 9 miles Rich, Will  
24 May 98 Good 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.
14 Jun 97   III+ 3800 9 miles Uffe, Rich  
The perfect flow for this run - lots of surfing and playspots.
21 Apr 97   III 1700? 9 miles Rich, Will  
4 Jul 96   III 1150 9 miles Robert  

Pacific Ocean (OR)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
8 Aug 98   Sandy beach       Will  
Surfing in medium-sized waves.
12 Oct 96 Good III+ lots   Rich, Will View photo
Great surfing.

Pacific Coast (MX)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
21 Jan 99 Good Baja III     Mathias  
22 Oct 98   Mazatlan III        

Owyhee Main (OR)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
1 Jun 97 Great Three Forks - Rome IV 1300 37 miles Rich, Will  

Owyhee East Fork (OR)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
25 May 96 Great 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)

Mellte (UK)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
12 Feb 00 Superb 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.

Main Salmon (ID)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
15 May 98   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.

Lochsa (ID)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
12 Jun 00 Superb 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 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).
4 Jul 97   Fish Creek - Split Creek IV- 6200 9 miles Rich, Will  

Little Salmon (ID)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
11 Apr 98 Good 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.

Indian Creek (ID)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
26 Apr 97   III- high 6 miles Adrian  
11 Jun 96   Kuna III - normal 6 miles Robert, Paul, Andy, Dwight  
9 Jun 96   Kuna III - normal 6 miles Dan, Brian,+3  

Exe (UK)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
9 Jan 00   II+ normal 5 miles BCC  
Lots of flat water but quite a few drops with play spots. Excellent sidesurfing/spinning at the takeout.

East Lyn (UK)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
28 Feb 00 Superb IV solid 3 miles Harvey  
Great run. This time I ran the canyon stretch with no problems.
28 Nov 99 Superb 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.

Descutes (OR)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
9 Aug 98 Great 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.

Dart (UK)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
13 Feb 00 Good Upper IV solid 5 miles? BCC  
Slightly less water than last time, but the lines were the same.
30 Jan 00 Superb 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.
12 Dec 99 Good The Loop and lower III high 7 miles BCC  
Excellent flow this time with lots of fun playspots everywhere.
21 Nov 99   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.

Clearwater South Fork (ID)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
5 Jul 97   Lower III+ 1250 12 miles Rich, Will  
Rich had to literally run the shuttle - all 12 miles of it.

Clackamas (OR)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
8 Aug 98   Lower Three Lynx III- 1000 5 miles Will  
The road was blocked to the more exiting upper stretch, this lower stretch was pretty boring.

Chlydoch (UK)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
3 Mar 00 Great 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! :-(

Carribbean (MX)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
24 Dec 98   Cancun IV     Mathias View story
Quite scary surfing in the carribean.
20 Dec 98   Akumal II+     Mathias View story

Bruneau (ID)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
24 Apr 98 Great 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.
3 May 97 Superb 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.

Boise South Fork (ID)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
19 Apr 98   The Canyon III 1760 14 miles Will  
21 Jul 96   The Canyon III+ 1600 14 miles Rich, Andy,+5  

Boise North Fork (ID)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
6 Jun 98   IV- 1800 8 miles Rich  
Rich ran the 18 miles shuttle on his mountain bike. Very hard work.

Big Creek/MF Salmon (ID)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
16 May 98 Superb 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.

Bear Valley Creek (ID)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
17 Jul 99 Good 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.
26 Jun 98   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.
27 Jul 97   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!
6 Jul 96 Good 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.

Barle (UK)
Date   Section Grade Flow Miles People Notes
16 Apr 00   II+ low 6 miles Mathias  
17 Oct 99   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...


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