Monday, June 13, 2005

Trips June 13th to 20th

A bit more rain may mean that another release of the Lower Saint Mary's is in order. From the sounds of things there was quite a crew out on Sat. Rivers are coming back up. There is still fresh snow in the mountains yet to come down. All in all it looks like another good weekend.

Upcoming trips for the month include a remote hike in to the upper middle fork of the Flathead (Class IV+ when flows drip), the annual Siyeh Creek attempt (Class IV and nasty ports). Of course a number of new paddlers are also getting going in the area, so there should be a number of easier runs down the upper Saint Mary's or other runs.

This week Chris managed to squeak by on his Level II instructor so running guided trips are now a viable option. I will figure out someway to take care of any possible requests. Also some class members ran down Lunbreck falls. The right side was pretty soft, even if it was hard to eddy out for the proper line with a tree in the way. Another line was run down below the island. It looked like a hard landing. I've got the video that Chuck will be emailing me later.

7 comments:

chris g said...

I could hit the lower Saint for a day this week. Let me see what the weather is shaping up to be. I also may have to juggle a staff party or two

chris g said...

Here are some pictures a nice passerby took of Lundbreck Falls.

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MarkKadijk said...

Chris, looks like you went in on your side or upside down! Cool.

chris g said...

Nothing like style.

stew said...

Ran (or pretty much walked) the lower Saint today through Surprize - water is low!!

chris g said...

I am heading down to the biterroots this weekend (I hope) to do some creeking there. There are 4 creeks or so that are mainly hike your boats up to the put in. The look pretty good in the guide book. Class IV+ or V. Plus the scenery is just great (and warm). The hiking is also rumored to be pretty good if anyone is interested in heading out just for that.

chris g said...

Bitterroots are out. Looks like Clay and I will take off this weekend for the upper Wigwam or Lodgepole. That means we may get out on Gold creek tonight.