Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Trips June 29th - July 5th

10 comments:

Janson said...

I am hopeing and wanting to plan a 2 day kayaking trip this weekend! I have Friday off so I want to travel either Thursday night or Friday morning, but Paddle Friday and camp overnight and then paddle Saturday! looking to do some fun new rivers, but really want to get out this weekend!!!! Last year I did Elbow River and Sheep River with my Brother Nathan. So hopeing for a new adventure!!!!

julien said...

sheep looks low, but probably still runable (probably not at the end of the week) and Elbow is low but runable. watch the notch because it's too low to run it, there is a big undercut (my buddy spent 3 minuts in there last year, almost died)

sigob said...

The main fork of the flathead and Swan river are probably good. Siyeh should also be ready to scrape down.

You could also hit the Skook and Wigwam.

- I'm in Iceland

julien said...

lucky guy

Janson said...

so its looking like I will be going to do the ELK river. We are planning to go camp over Friday night and Paddle the River Saturday Morning! It's not set in stone, BUT its the most solid Idea yet!

Anonymous said...

Hubert has friends around and over the past week we've been enjoying local paddling but flows are low: Milk by canoe, upper St. Mary (quite nice), Belly (surprisingly OK), Castle Canyon (low but good surf).

Time to head west.

Stew

sigob said...

Janson, you should really think about doing the Wigwam. You get the best section of the Elk with it too. It is a really good run, and at these flows is quite reasonable. There is only one drop with a line on it. After that there is a long section of hole threading.

The Bull river can be added for a really long day if you want. That is short and sweet (30min - 1 hour)

Chris

Anonymous said...

Janson,

I second Chris's suggestion of the Wigwam - it's a great run - about 5 km or so of fairly continuous grade III boulder gardens. At current flows you'd probably run it with minimal scouting - 'James' from Elko has reported that it's log-free (on the CalPaddle blog).

Hubert has paddling friends from Germany and Ontario we might run it next Wed. or so.

Tyrone said...

Looking for a fun/easy run for the morning. Beginners looking for some fun class 2. Any suggestions??

Anonymous said...

Tyrone,

We ran the upper St. Mary a few days ago and had a very good run. There are lots of small whitewater features and it's a nice grade II. There was quite a range of boats on the river with lots of inflatable kayaks with Tim's company and a cluster of sit-on touring kayaks, including one that paddled up into Double Trouble and swam - rather entertaining.

Stew