School has been rough. Luckily this sick little creek was running only a couple hours from carbondale, and we were able to rally down there and relieve some stress. We rallied over there saturday(a couple weeks ago) for our first creekin trip of the year. We had never run it before, and ended up scouting almost everything and taking photos. The upper gorge was a bit boney so we ended up paddling it once, and then we lapped the bottom gorge twice after our first full length run. This creek is a super fun class V desert gem with some sik little drops. We both ran Escalante Falls all three times, having marginal luck (it was a pretty low level for this drop). Jake stomped it first run, i blew it first run, running down far river left ending up running the bottom section backward. I had decent lines the next two runs, getting far enough right to make the line look bouncy, but still pretty good. Jake had a decent line second run, and blew it third run, having a similar line down the far river left. We went back home for school on monday, and senior skip day was tuesday. While most of our class went to breakfast, and made t-shirts that say "don't hate '08", Jake and i headed over to Escalante, hoping it would be higher, and super fun. It was. We rallied the top gorge, at a much better level, and then lapped the bottom gorge twice again. It was sick. We were able to shoot a little Foooty, check the vid out!! The falls is much easier at this level, jake and i both stomped it every run. Hope the water where ever you are is raging, and epic!!! Glenwood Canyon Kayak has a whole bunch of gear on sale so head down there and get ready for the season, its going to be an EPIC one!
me on the first drop of the upper gorge
a super fun boof, second drop of the top gorge
me on 57 Chevy, the second drop of the bottom gorge
just after 57 chevy, a pretty chill little boof with the falls up next
jake absolutely stomping the Falls, pretty much the best line you can have on this one
me with a decent line
jake on 57 chevy
here is the Video!!
2015 JACKSON ZEN REVIEW – BY KYLE SMITH
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