Originally Posted by Bonker
Speaking of river features, this thread: "Am I ready for Bailey?"
has me stumped. I have a lot to learn I know. But, for now, I'm looking for examples of river(creek) features that are class three or easier.
Just to clarify, I know Bailey is years down the creek
But the names of the features don't seem to have maps or images I can easily find...
Riverbrain.com and Eddyflower.com are two sites that will assist in learning about runs. Eddyflower used to have a lot of pics. Apart from that, Whitewater of the Southern Rockies has pretty pictures (even if Bruno is in some of them
. However, your best bet is to just get out with paddlers and paddle. Why, according to rbrain, Deckers
is running. Maybe hook up with this group: Deckers Saturday 8/24
You won't learn it all here and if you show up spouting the vocab but can't put a spray skirt on or have your paddle backward, you're going to get some odd looks from some very uneasy paddlers. Worry about the paddle orientation first, the names of the paddle strokes second.