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Old 10-05-2007   #1
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Salween River, Tibet FD

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I think catarafts, but not really sure?

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It may have been a different section, but Scott Lindgren, Steve Fisher and crew run the Salween in one of the later Burning Times (the one with Upper Mid. Kaweah footage). Anyone know if it is the same run?

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Old 10-06-2007   #3
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The section of the Nu (Salween) we ran was directly below the town of Sadeng at the confluence of the Gyiel Chu. After running the lower Gyiel Chu(FD) (about 25 miles or so), the Salween had dropped to an acceptable level after an extended monsoon season and we continued on. We estimate total miles on the Salween at about 180-190 (total miles about 210-220...give or take). The expedition had 4 kayakers and 4 rafts( yes there were cats). The water was high(er) volume, class IV-ish with a lone V early on. Average gradient was around 15 ft/mile (based on preliminary calculations) and overall it is truly a spectacular stretch. Carnage was minimal (one flip, some swims...) and everyone returned to their homes safely. I will gladly discuss expedition details anytime and a slideshow is hopefully coming. Thanks for the interest. -jason moore
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plenty of howly surfers...but we'll blow them away bra. --whatevs

Hey there Barney, i mean Jason.

Nice work on the first descent. What an exciting trip. i'd love to hear more about it and catch up. email me through this forum and we'll reconnect.

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