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Old 04-08-2005   #11
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well, it is sufficient to say that i disagree with the assessment by many posting here that there is no real danger on shoshone. pushy and swirly currents, large holes, long sustained rapids (like wall), and several pin spots in the lower rapids are significant and real dangers for beginners and newbies. those things said, i agree that it is CL III and can be run easily by those with that level of skill.

also, water temp will be sub 40 and air temp only in the 60's (or less). this spells hypothermia after your bud spends several minutes swimming (which the odds favor) followed by clamoring around getting his gear while soaked and cold. it is not the time of year to be swimming, so wait until August to take him on shoshone. until then stay on the grizzly run, and hone his skill there.

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Well, we took him. Fully outfittend in a dry suit! He swam,,,, a few, and got humbled. He was really excited though, and had a good time. He is now very determined and amped for the sport.

It probably was too much, which i had suspected, but he was a relentless eager beaver, so we took him.

Thanks for all the advice. We had some good play though, great day on the ol'river.

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