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Old 01-17-2008   #1
 
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August/September Creeking

Hey all-
I'm hoping to get some input on places to go creeking in August or September of next year. I've got a couple months off, and can travel virtually anywhere there's water. It seems like this is the dry season in a lot of places, and I'm looking for the guaranteed goods. People say Africa, but I'm not looking to go playboating. Any suggestions?
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No question that BC is the best place to be then - the coast range near Squamish/Whistler/Pemberton and farther north if you're feeling adventurous and have a crew.

Pack some extra large balls - you'll need 'em up there.

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If traveling isn't a problem, think about Panama. August and September are the meat of the rainy season here and the creeks should have plenty of water. Besides, the water is WARM here! Drop me an email. We specialize in custom trips, and we can do groups anywhere from 2 to 8 people.

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I'll just concure that BC is definitely the place to be in August and September.

There are also some good runs that come in in certain parts of Qubec if you want to practice your French.
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Is there a must have BC book? If I have 3-4 weeks, what are the classics?
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It depends what you are looking to do.

A guidebook was just published last summer that is VERY extensive for Class IV and down, but really doesn´t cover any class V runs.

If you are there in Aug. and Sept, and want stuff NOT in the book, check out the sea to sky corridor.
Depending on what is happening with the Ashlu project, you should be able to paddle the Ashlu, Tatlow, Callaghan, Cheakamus, Rogers, etc...plenty to keep you busy between Vancouver and Pemberton.
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Is there a must have BC book? If I have 3-4 weeks, what are the classics?
If you can wait until 2009 to do your trip our new book will cover that area of BC. It'll be called "The River Gypsies' Guide to North America."

For class IV and below you can get Claudia Schwab's new book - Whitewater of Southwest British Columbia.

We sell it at our site: New Page 1

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