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Old 04-19-2011   #1
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[video] Westwater 6,700 cfs

On my dad's 65th birthday I decided to do something special for him. He is a religious man, so I figured what a better way to spend a Sunday birthday than in our own church I took him rafting down Westwater. Thought I'd share with the community.

I found the 6,700 cfs to be quite a fun level, was a first for me at this level.

YouTube - Westwater - Dad's birthday
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Old 04-19-2011   #2
 
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Nice! My brothers and I did a father/son down Gore last year with AVA. It was great!
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Curious, how'd you mount the camera?
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Tripod mount on the stern of the boat, you can kind of see it at 0:47 behind my dad. I will need to take some pics. But basically two legs of the tripod are going on the inside of the boat and one leg is attached to the outer d-ring on the stern. Then I just put a camo strap to the inside d-ring pushing the tripod down for stability.

Make sure if you do that, you tie a parachute cord to the camera and attach it to the boat. I've lost my first GoPro this way already when my boat flipped.
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Great you did this with your Dad. River trips make for everlasting memories.
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Alex - great vid. That is what the river is all about... making memories
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Great video!!
I started rafting too late in life and my father is too old and lives too far away for an adventure like that. Brought a few tears to my eyes. Thanks.
I'm just glad I was able to get my son into river running while he was in his teens.
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On my dad's 65th birthday I decided to do something special for him. He is a religious man, so I figured what a better way to spend a Sunday birthday than in our own church I took him rafting down Westwater. Thought I'd share with the community.

I found the 6,700 cfs to be quite a fun level, was a first for me at this level.

YouTube - Westwater - Dad's birthday
Damn. That kinda gave me a lump in my throat man! I loved seeing this. I'm taking my 63 year old dad on our first ever middle fork salmon trip in July. I bought him the Impassable Canyon book for his birthday last week and offered the invite. Its great to see another guy sharing his passion with his dad. Good on ya...
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Gotta call my Pops...
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