After being skunked on $64 worth of permit applications this year, I remembered how fortunate I was to draw a Selway last year.
Here's some video of our Day 4 excitement that followed a two day Tony Point layover.
Some highlights to look for / jump to:
- 1:48 - I get surfed in a hole I had no business getting close to, longest one minute I've experienced recently.
Shortly after body-bumping my way out, there's a whistle - Laura has flipped in Double Drop just below, the race is on.
6:00 - Finally catch up to someone - DC & Tubie who now has Laura on the back of his cat.
Buck is reportedly still riding the upside down raft somewhere downriver, time to step on the gas.
7:10 - Am able to give the boat with Buck a shove to the left bank where I expect he'll disembark and catch a ride with a trailing boat
9:00 - Here comes the boat mid-stream again with Buck still aboard, WTF?
11:00 - After Buck rides down along the left bank at Wapoots, it looks like he and the kayakers may have stopped the boat for another exit attempt.
11:45 - But No!, here they come again, this time with Buck hanging off the side with Ladle around the corner.
I finally decide to get a rope tied to the frame so I'll have something to throw if we pass each other again.
Also - note Ted and crew running down the trail river right chasing the parade
13:45 - Mike is surfing a hole at the top of Ladle, bumped him out and ran down the center (didn't have any conscious knowledge that I was in Ladle at this point, fully in chase mode).
14:50 - Spot Buck on left bank (guess that Ladle finally convinced him to abandon ship) and pull over to offer a lift.
This is just one perspective of the day, there were fifteen other views, some certainly saw things differently.
It was an amazing day on an amazing river. Lots of stories to tell camp afterwards.
Best news of today - I got word a friend in our permit party just scored a March 20, 2015 GC launch!