Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Costa Rica

Not often do I get to post about a location outside of Canada.  Never have I been able to post from a location where the water was warm!  Like many of you ORCKA paddlers, the dream is to paddle warm water.  I was able to fulfill this from my bucket list this week.  While it wasn't extreme, since we are here before the rainy season, it was good enough!  Some nice class II water with a few nice drops with sharp turns kept it interesting.

 I spent a lot of time looking at the dry rivers and imagining how they must swell during the rainy season.  Here is one of the smaller rivers we passed over.
Apparently, during the rainy season it gets crazy stupid with the flows and levels!
Has anyone else out there had the opportunity to hit warm water paddling?  Do tell!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Lower St. Flowing

Looks like the Lower St. is flowing for a while. It's at 32cms which is an excellent flow for some mellow fun. Birch hole is at its best around these flows. If I remember things don't change much from the high 20's until 70cms.