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Old 04-16-2006   #1
 
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ESCALANTE UPDATE 4-17-06

Yo Desert Creekers, It's a go! Just stopped by to look. Looks like tons of folks have been running it this weekend. If it stays a bit warm in the evenings it should be running for a couple of weeks anyway.

It was at the low side of medium when I looked today. The word is that it was higher Saturday, but probably because of the local rain. Sounds like the falls was giving people (who ran it) at lot of trouble. Might still be too low for good clean falls lines.

I will be running tomorrow and will report again.

Tom "old, fat and slow" Chamberlain

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Since Saturday morning our crew from the front range did 3 runs. It has dropped atleast 6 inches up top in those hours and is getting boney as hell above the gorge.

There needs to be more water for the falls.

Check back for pictures in a bit..

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Tom, we missed you. We needed the local legend to guide us through.

Everything was good to go on Escalante. Saturday morning was definetly the best level, just over medium flow. Two runs on the falls that day, one that didn't make the cut to the right resulting in a sweet piton to 180 to switch boof combo, and one that barely made it.

Second run was lower and subsequently much easier paddling. Today the river was substantially lower, probably about 3 inches lower in the gorged sections.

Good weekend overall. Tons of paddlers fired it up. Glad to see everyone getting after it early.
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Here are a couple pics from the weekend to help with a visual on flows:


Leap of Faith - RiverWrangler


Double Drop - Cutch


57 Chevy - Force


Magnetic Wall - Frenchy


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All photos by Peaches :P
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All photos by Peaches :P[/quote]

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hell yeh! Thx for putting them up Frenchy.

Boys, if you want the sequences send me your emails and I'll hook you up.

-Peaches
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Hell Yeah! It's a go on Escalante.

Ran it 3 times this weekend. Top gorge is bone zone, and you're scrapin' the whole time. The inner gorge is good-to-go, but droppin.


Peaches...nice action shots.
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Peaches, Frenchy, got a pic of the piton to 180 to switch boof combo...
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Lol.. I bet that looked good.
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Some more photos of escalante

I wanna post some pics but don't know hwo to get em in...details?
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