View Poll Results: Bear Creek Mankage Inflicted
Number of Boats Broken 7 58.33%
Number of KIA's 5 41.67%
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Old 04-29-2007   #1
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How many broken boats on Bear Creek?

Just thought it would be interesting to see how many people have broken their boat on Bear Creek in the last week or so.

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Old 04-29-2007   #2
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I broke my Salto, but I don't think it was so much the mank as some German engineer who decided it would be a good idea to have two different colors of plastic come together at a seam.

There was no pin or swim or anything and I don't even know what hit did it. It just started filling up with water soon after No Fun Falls and there's a nice clean split right along that seam.

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Old 04-29-2007   #3
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It's pretty crazy man! I know of at least 4 in our group who have broken theirs over the past week.
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How many broken egos?
hey diddle diddle...
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Old 04-29-2007   #5
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Hey Pete do ya want to go break a boat right now? Paul and I want to go, maybe teets if he ever answers his phone and stops being married
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Originally Posted by lotsawater View Post
How many broken egos?
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Old 04-29-2007   #7
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one broken jefe on wednesday, nothing on thursday ,one broken salto on friday, one broken rocker on friday, one broken creeker on friday. Not sure about saturday or today. I'm at work (wish I was on Bear!). This is what I know.

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had 16 cracks in my huck from bear, turkey & west fork last year!!

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Old 04-29-2007   #9
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Originally Posted by Waterwindpowderrock View Post
had 16 cracks in my huck from bear, turkey & west fork last year!!
How many of those were self-inflicted?

Someone @ the bear take-out asked if Turkey was "up," and I replied there are those of us who never think it is "up," which I guess goes to the Obi Wan Kenobi quotation about how "many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our point of view."

Psyched to paddle w/ you again
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Turkey was "up" on Thursday and looking like it would hold for at least a couple more days. Felt like 90ish. Don't know if it's still going or not. There's a log across the river that's pretty hard to see until it's almost too late. It's a little past halfway (two thirds to three quarters of the way down maybe?). Manky as hell and fairly committing due to the fact that the willows and mini-gorges tend to eliminate eddies and escape routes. Regardless of what Mark and Kaleb say I'd call it class V. It felt like a solid step up from Bear to me, maybe a little harder than West Fork because of the willows. The gradient is insane in there! Does anyone know what it is? Felt like over 300 to me. The big drops are sweet but the stuff in between is a mankfest.


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