Monday, June 12, 2006

Trips June 16th to 22nd

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For locals it looks like swiftcurrent is flowing. It can be run above 600cfs. Lee creek is also going, although you should be comfortable with wood for that one. The drywoods should be pumping. Cameron is big. The mofo is up to high again. The lower Saint is up to 80cms which is a medium. The belly is high, making a fun run. Blackiston is at medium, but as always check under the church camp bridge for logs.

Two medicine is getting big near 2000cfs. Chances are it will just turn into a flush down low.

20 comments:

Scottyg said...

Anyone up for doing something around a II on Saturday?

MarkK said...

I might be into a lower St. Mary's run... although we may be going away with the family on Saturday. I'll have to see how that works out.

MarkK said...

Does anyone know whats up with the Flow at Lower St.??

MarkK said...

OK, the flow is showing for Lower St. again. It is up to almost 200 cms. Thats high.

Stew & Di said...

I just posted something above in the Lee Creek section. I'm hoping to paddle Lee Creek Friday afternoon and then Di and I hope to paddle the Lower St. Mary Sat and/or Sunday. Either a surf session through Rain Wave or the standard Hairpin Run.

Nathan said...

Lee Creek is a go for tomorrow at 2 pm. See above post's comments for details.

wilco said...

How about lower saint on saturday at 12:00noon. Meet in the NE corner of the costco parking lot (close to lights and bowden's furniture)? If you are coming from Cardston we could meet you at gundie's (not sure on spelling, but the old time gas station on the highway by magrath at 12:20).
This is the same post as under lee creek.

ScottyG said...

Hey, which section of the lower St. were you planning on doing? I'd love to go, but see there's III's and IVs sections which might be out of my league. Are they portagable, or "shotgunable"?

wilco said...

easily portagable. Hairpin will have a killer hole above it (mostly in the center) A definite must miss. Not sure what section we are planning on doing yet. Definitely put in above rainwave and go to dump (option 1 and 2 below) but may go a bit further and include run no run and hairpin (the 2 big rapids).option 3 below

OPTION 1

Put In - Gaylon Dudley's Access - 10.5 km SW of Magrath's Junction 62 on highway 5 turn right and follow it to a dead end. Just walk down to the river
Take Out - Gaylon Dudley's A Frame - about 200 m south of the dead end is a road that heads N (right) follow this about 1 km to the river. Note: prior permission should be sought.
Distance - 1.6 km
Gradient - 2.7 m/km
River Grade - II
Contains Rapids - Class I to II+

OPTION 2

Put In - Gaylon Dudley's A Frame - about 200 m south of the dead end is a road that heads N follow this about 1 km to the river. Note: prior permission should be sought.
Take Out - Kim and Joan Christensen's Farm - 4 km SW of Magrath's Junction 62 on highway 5 turn right (blue agrium buildings) and follow this to the Christensen's Farm House at the end of the road. Just Walk down to the river. Note: prior permission should be sought.
Distance - 5.6 km
Gradient - 2.7 m/km
River Grade - II+
Contains Rapids - Class I to III

OPTION 3

Put In - Kim and Joan Christensen's Farm - 4 km SW of Magrath's Junction 62 on highway 5 turn right (blue agrium buildings) and follow this to the Christensen's Farm House at the end of the road. Just Walk down to the river. Note: prior permission should be sought.
Take Out - Johannes Bevers access - 1.6 km SW of Magrath's Junction 62 on highway 5 turn right and drive to the end of the road. Park here and walk down to the river. Note: prior permission should be sought.
Distance - 7.6 km
Gradient - 2.7 m/km
River Grade - III
Contains Rapids - Class I to IV+

Scottyg said...

12 sounds great, see you then.

Nathan said...

It sounds like the Smith Bros and friends are heading out for Upper St again Saturday around 4-ish (by the way bros, does 4-ish sound okay?). Specifics to follow in the near future.

Nathan said...

We'll be meeting at my place at 4 pm, Saturday afternoon for the Upper St run. My place (at least the place that covers up our basement suite) is a light gray bungalow on the SW corner of the LDS temple. Physical address is 322 4t Ave West in Cardston. Call 330-9895 with any questions or directions.

Stew said...

I look forward to joining the Lower St. Mary trip - noon at Costco. Flow dropped yesterday to about 175 cms - should be excellent.

MarkK said...

Sorry, can't make the lower St. trip. Have a great time. If by some miracle I get the chance to go, I'll be there, but don't wait for me.

Jeff Milner said...

I'll try and catch you guys at Costco at noon if I can otherwise I'll meet up with Nathan in Cardston at 4.

Nathan said...

Another Upper St run for Thursday, June 22... we'll be leaving from my place at 4 pm (SW corner of Cardston LDS Temple). The last couple of times out have been great. The Blender has some stellar surf waves, the second ledge below the Blender has become a great wave, and Double Trouble has gone from fun side-surf to a full on front-surf wave hole. Good times... good times.

Jeff Milner said...

I went out with Wilco, Mark, and Stew on Saturday and again with Di and her friend on Sunday. The lower St. Mary's stretch was fantastic both days!

I'm excited to go out and try the upper stretch tomorrow with you Nathan.

Anyone up for something on Friday? Oops, will there be a new thread for trips after the 22nd?

ScottyG said...

i'd be down for a run on the upper on thrusday, 4 might be a bit tight for me though.if you're flexiable about going a bit later, let me know. If not, i'll do my best

Nathan said...

I just chatted with the paddler who wanted to set things up for 4pm. He is pretty flexible with time, so we can plan on meeting around 4 or 4:15 ish and leaving by 4:30. Will that help you get here, Scott?

Upper has dropped from 130 to 65 cms since Sunday, but that is still plenty of water for a good paddle. It'll change some of the features and not be as rolley in the wave department, but there should still be some good surfing.

See you guys at 4:30 pm. My number is above in a previous comment if you need to get in touch with me.

Scottyg said...

looks like i'll be able to sneak out of work today to meet up with you guys.
see you around 4