Wednesday, May 06, 2009

OKAY... LET'S GET THIS SEASON STARTED!!!

rivers are still low, but we want to know who's going out, cause i'm itching to go and I am pretty sure a lot more of you are just itching to go too!!!! so leave your comments of any adventures happening this next few weeks!

28 comments:

Janson said...

looks like Castle is about half way to a low flow, but runnable around 20 cms. (intermediate river with mainly class II, a few Class III, and one Class IV)
Also It looks like Two medicine in Montana is getting high-ish (all class II except one 20 foot waterfall Class V). Its a new table site so I hope I am reading it right, but it looks like its reading just under 12,000 cfs. Any interest in these for when the flow is better?

Matt said...

soon as tests are finished i'm all in!
-corbet

julien said...

Castle looks low, the Oldman is too low.
Elk (lower was good two weeks ago, already too high for the upper and upper-lower, for a first time at least...)and Bull start to be good, can't wait to see that.
ou probably read wrong because it's supposed to be low at 700cfs and high at 1,200cfs... what's the link to the flow?

sigob said...

I may be up for a paddle on Sat. as I will be in Waterton for the weekend.

Not sure what to run though. BigFork may be a bit far away, and the Elk isn't my cup of tea.

Chris Goble
892-8348

Janson said...

shoot Chris I have plans to be in Calgary, but with all this snow its probably slowed the melting time of the snow. BUT at least there is more snow to melt!!! if you go somewhere Chris let us know what it was like!

Janson said...

Oh it looks like Castle River is LOW but runnable (20 cms). Also Belly River is showing its running pretty good! Chris you mentioned that snow effects the readings, so could you check and see if Belly is really flowing like it says (19 cms) when you go to Waterton?

sigob said...

Will do. If it doesn't warm up much, I am not sure it will be flowing too much - but I will look. Lee creek had much more water in it than I expected today (Thur)

sigob said...

When I looked at the Belly Friday night it seemed good. I don't think any ice will be affecting readings now. However, with the snow, I am going to pass.

Mackenzie said...

I am back here in Alberta and would love to go.
Mackenzie

Janson said...

K so here is the plan so far!!! Tomorrow (Thursday) we are planning to leave Lethbridge NO LATER than 5 p.m. We will meet at the south end of the Costco parking lot to arrange car pools! It's either going to be Upper St. Mary's or the Belly River from Wests down to the old oak bridge. Any one else in!!!?

Anonymous said...

I'm in for tomorrow!!! See ya at 5!
TR

julien said...

I'm in, the only thing is that I don't have a car, but I live very close to Costco, so maybe we can meet at my place (college, old res, unit 104 (south end of the res))

Anonymous said...

Hey Janson, give me a call about actual time for tonight. I won't be able to check the site before leaving. Thanks
T.R. 894-0740

Janson said...

lets meet in the south end of the costco parking lot between 4pm and 5pm. We want to leave at 5 if we can, so lets jet as soon as we can!

julien said...

just let me know if somebody can pick me up with my boat at the college.

Janson said...

whats your number? or where can I meet you? my cell phone is 403-894-7773. I get off work at 4pm and I will be rushing to get stuff for costco but I can pick you up!!! CALL ME!!!

Janson said...

For Saturday I was thinking of a quick Castle Canyon section directly followed by Castle Falls section...? any takers? or other ideas?

julien said...

I'm in for tomorrowd, just let me know what you want to do. ttyl. julien

Marko Polo said...

Did anyone get out? What were the flows like?

Janson said...

wasn't able to make it out to Castle area. we didn't have anyone join us for a second shuttle, so had to bail on the idea. But hope to hit more rivers soon!!! I will be gone to Utah this weekend so next week I will be back a ready to go HARD!!!

Jeff Milner said...

Anyone going to the Pinch'0'Crow Rendezvous this weekend? I'm signed up.

Anonymous said...

For those who want more info about the Pincher Creek Rendezvous. The AWA website has all the details under "upcoming events"
http://www.albertawhitewater.ca/

julien said...

will be there on thursday night

Mikkel said...

Any chance Cameron Creek will have enough water this weekend ?

Anonymous said...

World record 186-ft waterfall drop in a kayak (Tyler Bradt) http://tr.im/lsyk

Nathan said...

Check out the link on the waterfall by anonymous... insane.

sigob said...

Sorry Mikkel, I haven't been down there this week to see. I will post it when I am down there this Thursday.

Chris

julien said...

Hi
anyone for the sheep tomorrow???? I know a crew who go there and want to join them.
Its a IV/V rive so strong paddler

(and if somebody is heading or know somebody heading to calgary tomorrow morning and give me a drive to okotoks...)
See u on the river

Julien