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Old 11-07-2008   #1
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Harsh, but great story here...

One stroke - My kayaking misadventure on the Little White Salmon

"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body. But rather...To skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming... WOW !!!! What a ride!!!!!!"
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Old 11-07-2008   #2
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Wow, that's a story. Jesse Combs with the intentional pencil-Spirit-with-a-twist to get behind the falls move - classic. He's taking the name of his boat a bit too literal.

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Old 11-07-2008   #3
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The Hero is not just any boat!

Great Story, a true ambassador of the sport, way to step up Jesse!
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Old 11-07-2008   #4
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That's the kind of story that makes all the people who whine about how pro-boaters suck just tuck their tails and run. I love it...How many guys out there are going to be A: Good enough and B: Willing to make a move like that, hand off his good paddle in exchange for a shitty break-down, and then follow some dude out who he doesn't know.....Not me...

Inspirational story and a great reflection of why I love being a part of the boating community!
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Old 11-07-2008   #5
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ha ha yeah i read that a couple of days ago, i like the line, "and now I'll tell you how i met jesse coombs..."

good story, glad everyone made it out ok
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Old 11-07-2008   #6
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That's a great read and a fine deed by Jesse. Makes me right whenever I say:

"Kayayers are so fucking cool."
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Old 11-07-2008   #7
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amazing story... and the pictures are sweet
To be brave, by definition, one has first to be afraid.
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Wow! That story gives new meaning to the term "hero line"!
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Old 11-08-2008   #9
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Sweet, I can now claim that I was "working on the rescue line" when I get stuffed back there.
"A river is more than an amenity, it is a treasure."
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1) Reiterated: Strangers helping complete strangers without a second thought. Even going into a meatgrinder to get someone else's boat.
2) Makes me feel really foolish when I get scared of something on a Class IV line.

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