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Old 05-20-2015   #41
Denver, Colorado
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1st swim of season.

Rigo ate my lunch yesterday. Boat & paddle lost, but recovered.

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Old 05-26-2015   #42
Denver, Colorado
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Swam out of a hole on bear creek at high water. Got my ass kicked, recirced out of the boat, lost my boat. Hiked upstream to get across the river, but got cliffed out and then added insult to injury by climbing some significant vert up rotten scree canyon walls. Generally sucked all around. I was perked up at the end of the evening when my more seasoned paddling partner noted "I consider it a success if I still have all my teeth in my mouth at the end of a run". Full success on that count.

Found the boat the next day... it turned from new boat to mank boat in a hurry.

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Old 05-26-2015   #43
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Add another flip for me in lochsa falls. I was a passenger this time in my cat.
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Old 05-26-2015   #44
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I swam at the entrance to the Narrows on Clear Creek last week. I flipped over and abruptly made contact with the bottom of the river. I scraped my face over the rocks resulting in a smashed chin, chipped tooth and smashed nose. I then had some kind of ankle wrenching as well which is now the size of a grapefruit. I got out right away but not quick enough! Boat and paddle went way downstream, to be recovered a short while later. My Burn is now "crashed and burned". Good times!
"We're gonna need a bigger boat"
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Old 06-01-2015   #45
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Swam in the runout of Jihad on SSV on Sunday; came through the top part of the drop with too much speed, got spun around before the flume, then ran the flume backwards. Almost made it through, but got flipped and then smashed onto my face a few times. A couple roll attempts were knocked down by more rocks and then I was out of air.
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Old 06-01-2015   #46
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Swam out of the c2 yesterday during slalom race in Lyons. Oops, should have practiced a roll first. At least Charlie nailed it.

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Old 06-03-2015   #47
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I swam is said race. Totally forgot to post.

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Old 06-03-2015   #48
Denver, Colorado
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1 in 5 on SSV is 1 in 3 for me. I wish I had remembered to take a stroke going over the lip.
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Old 06-04-2015   #49
GJ, Colorado
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Swam just above the last blind corner on Dark Canyon last week.

Had stepped out to scout, but the eddy I'd hastily grabbed didn't allow me to get back into the main flow in time to make a few not-required-but-HIGHLY-recommend moves before an undercut. Hiking back up didn't look possible, as there were no eddies in sight further up, that I could see.

Tried to wheelchair through some F-U rocks instead, and flipped on exit into deeper water. Knowing the undercut was coming fast I didn't even try to roll ("panic" is the proper word) I simply ejected, popped up, and ushered boat, paddle, and self into the last eddy--a boat sized cave on river left.

Been kicking myself ever since.
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Old 06-04-2015   #50
craig, Colorado
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1st time out this year

Epic swim on moonshine in split mountain. Got picked up drained kayak and seal launched off of raft, only to notice drain plug was still open. Got picked up again only to have the raft that picked me up flip in a hole. I drank a lot of the Green River last Saturday.

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