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Old 07-03-2012   #1
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Linville better than Big South?

I put some thoughts up on the CKS blog:

There's still H20 in the SE. Plan a trip, escape the dry and get wet!

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Those drops look huge Joe, especially the pic you put up on the buzz photos. Sounds like an awesome run. Keep the reports coming.

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Old 07-03-2012   #3
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"1,100 feet of vertical in 1.2 miles"
That the same as kayaking from Hanging Lake back to I70! Awesome.
On the river, I can abandon who I am and what I've done. However brief it lasts, while on the river I am nothing important and everything insignificant. I am flotsam, and happy to be so.
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I think the big south is a safer run than the linville, but has no where near the amount of drops and sick gorges. But big south also doesn't have as many portages. And that hike out is weak 1100 ft in 1.2 miles, try 2500 ft in 1.5. Great to see you getting on a top 5 SE run and staying away from the green
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Joe that all sounds cool and what not.... but I am fairly sure you are full cow dung........... you clearly dissed a cold can of yuengling as a can oPBR........ not sure I can every boat with you again, well unless I come out east and can have said yuengling afterwards.

Well done sir
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Old 07-03-2012   #6
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Good story Joe. I think both a very similar but at the same time quite different. Linville is a unique place though... very consistent class V rapids with some bigger ones scattered throughout. It was exceptionally good with Toby leading us down on verbal directions alone. Much props to that guy.

Can't wait to get back in there and see the full section.

2500 feet in 1.5 miles would put a fork in me. Took me 1:40 to get out of linville with my 60 lb boat.
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Yep, the SE is where its at for whitewater..

I moved here from the south last fall.. Colorado is great, but lets be real here, unless your a ski bum/maybe ice climber?... Damn short season for fun.
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Is that the Werner trail Tom? I guess we'll have to start including the black in our favorite 1/2 day trips!!!?

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