thanks for that kyle.
mashiter cr is right outta squamish, real near skookum cr which you guys may've heard of. skookum is, at the moment, unrunnable due to some tragically placed old growth in the main gorge. one of our bc videos (on the TRL sidebar), has a shot of bryan & jonaven cutting on that thing. they've been back in to work on the wood, but it hasn't blown out yet.
jonaven is one of the most highly regarded pro snowboarders in the industry. the dude writes his own check. not much for park riding, he focuses on doing huge park tricks in AK & the bc of BC. travis rice, who's pretty much on par with shawn white in terms of mass recognition right now, & bryan iguchi, who's totally a legend, both told me that they have utmost respect for JM. the dude's on a whole other level athletically & in terms of seeing & hitting lines (see foto below). he brings this to boating too, even though he's still relatively new to the game. shit, he found tatlow, 'nuff said.
kayaking gave him the inspiration/confidence to drop this "slide". nuts, right?
also, I'm stoked you guys got up to Wyo. Wish you had more water. I went thru some old-ass pics from the Popo, & to (I think) answer ChadD's question .. I posted the only other runnable waterfall on the middle (see below), although there's no real shelf on the left to be concerned about, just deep greenwater. Maybe he was talking about another run(?).
Conor Finney running laps on this fun slide-to-vert thingy.
maybe since i'm still laid-up sick, I'll post a bunch of pics to TRL today or tonight. as far as that goes, i spent 13 hrs in the emergency room & also numerous dr visits since friday. they're all scratching their heads. got THREE scrips for vicodin though. 1st aid kit's taken care of for awhile i guess.
take care y'all ... see you in july.