Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Oh-Be-Joyfull Video

Here it is the much anticipated vid

South Fork of the Crystal River cont.

We left early in the morning in alex's old land cruiser aka night train with one common goal to run some sick waterfalls. we drove through redstone, and looked at meatgrinder we decided not to run it due to the high danger level and low fun. Past marble onto the burly 4x4 road, through the town of crystlal where our car got stuck by bottoming out. we were stuck there for over 3 hours in which we jacked the wheels up and put rocks under them. When we finally got the car off the rocks we pushed it to a flatter surface, where it finally started. we created a better rock platform and drove right up over the huge rocks and continued on to where the snow covered the road, and the river, and continued hiking from there. We hiked up and over the snow bridge. We then reached the perfect hike and huck waterfalls which consist of two thirty footers directly after each other. The first drop, a super clean thirty footer with a slide that was focused entirely on trying to flip us before we reached the lip. Then a somewhat short deep pool and the second waterfall with a weird slide entrance ( this waterfall must be run on the right due to a shallow rock landing on the left) it can be run center if you boof it like i did. The crystal was at 1000 cs when we ran them. they would be easier at lower water.

jake at the lip of ze first one

me on the second one

South Fork of the Crystal River

Oh-Be-Joyfull& other CB creeks

Directly after exams, taking the sat and senior party, jake and i jonsen' for some "real" kayaking as i would like to call creeking, drove to crested butte by ourselves with one main goal, being to run the s**t. We got there mid day and drove to the upper east to warm up on some small easy and fun waterfalls. Unfortuanetly (or possibly fortuanetly) the level was not quite high enough to run stupid falls. We then had had an easy fun warm up and headed to the obj campground where we set up camp and ate a quick luch. After lunch and some newly aquired energy that i needed ( i was a little tired from the party) we drove to the daisy creek, hiked to the put in (my car doesnt quite cut it for driving through the slate). Daisy is a fun creek wih two major rapids, big wood falls, a super fun 20ft boof, and rip your face off, a slide that ends in a tight notch with a nice autoboof that if run anyway but straight and upright would rip your face off. Once we met someone to take us down obj the next day, we ran that the rest of the trip learning that it was the best due to it's short hike and numerous, quality drops.

jake with the perfect boof on the top 20 footer

me on the top 20 footer

Oh-Be-Joyful video coming soon

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Crystal River Narrows

In the midst of final exams at school jake and i in need of some fun class 4 paddling ran the narrows almost every day that week.

jake and i at the crux