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Old 01-26-2006   #1
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Chilko River, Lava Canyon

Looking for information on Lava Canyon on the Chilko in British Columbia. I am planning a trip there in August/September and wondering if it is really Class V. One book makes it sound pretty gnarley, but other descriptions make it sound much more like Class IV. Looking at a mixed bag of cats, rafts and kayaks. Anyone with firsthand knowledge they want to share please chime in. Might be looking for people to go as well.

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Old 01-26-2006   #2
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heh ... be careful with BC classs V. If Betty Pratt-Johnson calls it V, it might be IV-V. If it's up the fraser drainage, it might be V. If it's new, in sea-to-sky corrridor, or your getting your beta from Stuart Smith, V is V and then some.

After seeing some BC V, lots of WA V is pansy ass III+. And I am a II boater.

I think Tommy Hilleke mentioned some rules about boating in BC -- they were spot on.
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