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Old 07-30-2008   #1
 
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Bull Lake Creek - The Return

Lot's of pics and some minor storyline to get you through the rest of the afternoon. Rugged, rugged place. Enter with Tunuki size nuts only.

http://coloradokayaking.com/main.php...14890d41ff1b46

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DAMN! Well done.
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Amazing. Very sick. Thanks for the awesome write-up. So which is worse, the normal hike or the NF hike?
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You boys need to look into getting a helicopter for that shit.
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good stuff.
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NFBLC is shorter but harder. Not much of a trail, and one much steeper pass with a shitty bushwack at the end. I would say slightly worse. Backpacks only worked for the first half.

SFBLC is longer but the trail is much more obvious and route finding is easy. It's twice the length, has two mtn passes that are both smaller, and takes about the same amount of time.

Both are beautiful and painful.

6 descents completed as of now. 5 people down haagen dazen from the top, with three clean runs. Lot's of man-eating holes.
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damn. way to go boys, that shit is sick!
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Fantastic job boys...

Great write up. You guys earned that one big time.

I have never seen this drainage on a map, but is there any idea's for another entrance? I honestly can't fathom that type of a hike with all that gear.
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so sik, that is awesome guys, way to fire it up!!
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Way to go.

Awsome write up and photos. Totally jealous. It's right here in my backyard and haven't gotten it done yet. Have flown over it twice low enough to get a really good look. You guys rock, especially knocking off the North Fork.
In response to Craw: we have looked at using horses to come in from the Pinedale/Big Sandy side (west side of the Winds) a couple of times now, but have had trouble hooking up with an outfitter willing to commit to it. I'm like you, not sure I can do that type of hike-in anymore. Did 8-miles uphill for the Elwha out in Olympic Nat. Park last summer, on a nice trail, and it was brutal. I know Aaron Pruzan and Brady Johnston well, and their stories of dealing with the horse packer on the east side don't inspire any confidence at all. The horse pack and walk in from the west would be long, probably two days minimum, and it sounds like maybe not a lot of additional paddling to be gotten. Still working on it though, just to avoid carrying a loaded boat all that way.........
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