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Old 10-02-2005   #1
Golden, Colorado
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Want more info on 1-day Stikine

I was laughing my ass off at the M-thread when I read about the Stikine descent. "Ad hominem", jeezus . I read earlier the link on Mbuzz to boatertalk (or or something), but it just confirmed that those 4(?) guys actually did it. Not much of the story included other than they did it in the usual 3-4 day fashion, then went back fast-and-light in a day when they knew the lines. Also sounded like it was on the "high end of good".

Man, that's pretty cool. I don't want to boat the Stikine, but I would like to do more self-support trips in beautiful places. I've done a few trips here in CO self-support and some nice long trips in ID. Just whetted my appetite for more. Take the black ditch down by the m-wave for example. What could be better than looking up at 3,000 foot cliffs, fall-colors all around you, and eating fat trout caught that morning? Anybody else read Laugh of the Water Nymph, yet? My favorite story was the helicopter ride back up the Stikine. I can just picture a Alaskan motorhead, redneck chopper pilot thinking to himself "these kayakers think their sumthin', hoo boy wait 'till they getta' load of this."

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Old 10-04-2005   #2
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Here we go-it's got another good link in the story about the dudes who ran it at flood.

It's no M-wave but still cool

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Old 10-04-2005   #3
Golden, Colorado
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That hole in the picture is the nastiest hole I have ever seen. Sounds like those guys pushed it right to the edge. . .wonder if they'd do it again at that level if they had the opportunity, or if they just had to finish it once they got in there? Dicey.
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Old 10-05-2005   #4
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The story from Doug's book was actually of the flight back up Turnback on the Alsek - probably a sketchier ride, given the REALLY tight slots in that canyon.

By the way, congrats to the guys who just completed the triple crown. Not an easy task and for a great cause. They've posted a few photos here: I'll be interested to see more.

Here's a few from the trip in '98:
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