Monday, June 30, 2008

Trips 30th - July 6th

25 comments:

Janson said...

OKAY!!! I am still in Cardston for a week or more, but Lower St. Mary's is flowing and I would love to paddle it everyday if I could, and because it is flowing we NEED to go and hit it up. Its about a 3 hr. paddle and only about 30 minutes away from Lethbridge. SO call me!!! to let me kow who is in! you only need yourself if you can drive and meet near the put-in. The best part is that we can do evening paddles so people can work and paddle in the evening! so we can meet near the put-in around 5 or 6. the meeting point is the intersection of Township Rd 52 and and Range Rd 231 just Southwest of magrath and just passed the Windmills. This intersection has a fenced in area with a bunch of propane tanks inside of it! SO CALL ME!!!

Janson said...

So what I am trying to say is I am going today...tomorrow...the next day... and the the day after next... etc. But I need YOU to come so we can have a shuttle and have heaps of fun. This river has a couple Class IV sections, BUT they are really easy to walk around.

Nathan said...

I am in for an evening paddle... especially if it is raining (rain might even make a morning paddle possible).

Anonymous said...

We'll be in for some boating.

I posted a map of the lower St. Mary run with rapids and access roads in the ORCKA wiki.

http://orcka.wetpaint.com/page/Rivers+-+Southern+Alberta

(paste the URL into you browser)

Anonymous said...

(The prior note's from Stew.)

Anonymous said...

Di, Hubert and I are heading out for a Canada Day mid-day surf session on the short, Rain-wave run. We'll be at the walk-down put-in by the propane tanks at about 10ish and will be taking out at the A-frame.

Surf's up.

Stew

Anonymous said...

Really nice level through the Rain Wave run today ... and some thunder, lightning and rain seemed appropriate. Heavy rain through the major irrigation zone reduce water demand and extend the flows on the lower St. Mary.

Enjoy,

Stew

Anonymous said...

Hey Stew
If you or anyone else is up for a run down the lower St Mary's Wednesday I'd be in. Cant leave lethbridge till 4:30ish
Wilco

Janson said...

Wilco I would be in for sure!!! give me a call. I have the link to my cell phone in the first post.

Anonymous said...

We'll miss out on the Wed. run but look forward to a family float Thurs. afternoon if weather's good.

With today's rain, the lower St. Mary should run for a while.

I posted a few photos that Hubert took of today's trip, on the wiki (and that photo of Jeff runing Lundbreck is outstanding!)

Happy Canada Day to all,

Stew & Di

Janson said...

a few of us might be trying for lower St. at the put-in at 6!!!

Aaron said...

I am in at 6 if anyone would like to carpool from Lethbridge.

Give me a call

327-0050

Aaron

Aaron said...

To make that clear. I am OK to meet at the put in at 6.

Aaron

matt said...

Ok, the Lower St. Mary is up to 63 cms now! Who's interested in running it again this weekened?

Marko Polo said...

I'm hopefully in for something. Available Friday late afternoon/early evening and weekend as well.

Janson said...

anyone up for a paddle on Lower St. today... I am hot and want to get back into the water!!! call me!

Anonymous said...

We ran the final reach of the St. Mary today (into the Oldman) with a work trip - there's lots of water coming down and it was too high for our intended sampling.

We'd be in for a run on Saturday. Should be ideal for the delayed family float - Nathan?

Stew & Di

George said...

I am looking to join anyone that is planning to go on the Lower st. Mary's this weekend please let me know! my number is 403-634-5801.

Janson said...

A couple of us are going to be in Waterton tonight and tomorrow and going to paddle Blackiston Creek early Saturday morning (class II - class III). We are planning to hit the river either 8 or 9 in the morning. If you want in or have any questions call me on my cell

matt said...

Hi Stew and Di, if you're still planning a trip down the lower St. Mary tomorrow, I'd love to join you. Please let me know if you get this. Thanks, Matt

Anonymous said...

The Family Flotilla is on!

Looks like Nathan + 4 and Stew + 2 in the raft, and Matt and Di as escort boats. Might also be an inflatable K1.

Mark - we'd have room for you and the little one, if you're interested.

Anyone else is welcome to join the fleet for the lower St. Mary run.

Costco at 10 am or put-in (A-frame drive down below the normal walk-down putin) at 11.

Stew & Di (403-320-9601)
or Nathan

Anonymous said...

18 of us on the Lower St. Mary today - 12 with the family float + 6 kayakers from the Pass (Chuck Lee and co.). Excellent flow and warm, sunny weather but windy at times. We'll post a few pic's on the wiki.

Lower St. Mary should be running for a few more days - enjoy!

Stew, Di, Nathan, Matt ...

Anonymous said...

I posted a few pic's of the Floatilla trip on the wiki

http://orcka.wetpaint.com/photos

With continuing flows on the Lower St Mary, we were thinking of a short, Rain-wave surf run Monday late afternoon or evening.

Stew & Di
(403 320-9601)

Marko Polo said...

Hey Stu! I'd love to join you for a rainwave surf

Janson said...

this is a wicked awesome sport!!!!!!