So I realize I have not updated the blog in a while, and well im happy to say we have been too busy kayaking lately. So here it goes. As soon as my rib was healed enough to creek boat, we headed over to obj to catch the end of the runoff, and well it was the end of the runoff indeed. OBJ was bone low. It was super fun to paddle with Don Smith out there, he is super chill.We paddled it about 4 times the first day, and we scraped about an inch of plastic off of our boats.
Me workin on the plug, the 25 ftr on OBJ.
The next day we, wanting to fire up something big, went on a mission to rock creek on the top of schofield pass. We searched for the lower gorge, which only really has one rapid, a crazy technical 20 ft slide leading into a 50' vertical waterfall.
The Drop, STOUT
We found it and were super stoked to sack up and run er. I ran first, and had a great line on the top slide, but hit a weird flake at the top of the waterfall, and it turned me as I went off.
Me in the entrance slide
Just as the flake turned me at the lip.
I ended up being fine with a bloody nose, and a bootie to drink after being ejected. Thanks to Don for saving my gear.
Jake and I Fired up.
Jake ran next, and absolutely stomped the entire rapid. He went to the left of the flake, tucked up and stomped it. We were fired up, this rapid is STOUT
We then went back and ran obj a little the next day, mostly just lapping the 25ftr because the rest was way too low to be good for your boat. We then Headed back to Carbondale, to run Yule.
We are keeping the video for a film we are making at the end of the summer.
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