Intro to the Big South? - Mountain Buzz
 



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-04-2013   #1
 
Arkansas during the off-season Nomadic during the summers! :), Arkansas & Colorado
Paddling Since: 2006
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 950
Intro to the Big South?

We should put together a newbie day for the Big South...kinda like the black rock day? I've been waiting to get on that one! A guide charge would be like all newbs bring a 6-pack to be divided amongst the vets! Midweek next week?

gannon_w is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-04-2013   #2
 
Ryanrugger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 253
I'm in! Six pack in hand!
Ryanrugger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013   #3
 
caspermike's Avatar
 
Bozeman, Montana
Paddling Since: 1999
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 5,507
Sounds like a shit sandwich with deep shit sauce. Unless the portage routes really need that much trail work.you don't know the run and act like its black rock. Kick your self in the balls before I have to drive their and do it for you. Asshole
caspermike is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-04-2013   #4
 
Horserump, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1975
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 515
The Joy of Boating is discovering the River and Yourself. If you have to have a guide it should be because you are unaware of where the put in and take our are or how to avoid the property owners who look at boaters as targets. Running a river with a point to point instruction set removes the joy of discovery.
yak1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013   #5
 
smauk2's Avatar
 
Near water (hopefully), Colorado
Paddling Since: 2008
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 770
Mountainbuzz strikes again! Fuck yo ideas and you! Sarcasm aside the haters sort of have a point and the way the flows are this year I doubt this will be the season it happens.
smauk2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013   #6
KSC
 
KSC's Avatar
 
Boulder, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2003
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,113
This does sound like a terrible idea. Big South is a lot different than Black Rock. The best way to do it is to find a friend who's willing to show you down. You can definitely do it with no guide as well. The top half is completely pool drop and especially at low water the lower half has tons of large eddies. I've run a number of rivers/creeks where the descriptions said "guide recommended" and been able to do them completely safely by taking it slowly and carefully. In fact, most of those have gone done as some of my best times on the river. It's a great experience to figure out a run for the first time yourself.
KSC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013   #7
 
Denver, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1995
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,388
Intro to Yule (all crafts and skill levels welcome) and Upper NSV Lemmings Fest (June 2014), it s all good there will be safety ....actually agree with KSC -exploring it (not necessarily Big South) yourselves (solo or small group) is more fun and adventurous just have a good idea what you are getting yourself into..don 't want to get in over your head too much, just a little....pool drop, .not boxed in, kinda low, an intermediate /advanced boater can survive runs with more serious stuff with portages...get into otherwise inacesssble spectacular areas and boat what you can...
cayo 2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013   #8
 
Miller Time's Avatar
 
Golden, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2005
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 288
Probably not a good idea. If anyone is that anxious and can't find a guide they could always hike in there. I know the trail from the take out goes all the way to cool world (bottom section). Not sure it goes to the top bit I bet it does.

Hike in 1 day, if you're ready after that then go rally your group. That's how a few of us have approached it.
__________________
History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.
-Winston Churchill-
Miller Time is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2013   #9
 
Arkansas during the off-season Nomadic during the summers! :), Arkansas & Colorado
Paddling Since: 2006
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 950
Mike...I guess you prove the old saying that "common sense ain't so common anymore!" Please do us a favor and learn to read AND comprehend before speaking.

If you didn't know Big South is NOTHING like Black Rock...and nobody said it was (hence the "and comprehend" statement). The suggestion that someone said find some friends who have run it is what I intended. But for people without a core group it would be nice for them to join a goup if they have proven skills...Mike, you could even join my group if you felt up for it! If you didn't take it that way (Mike) then please don't reproduce.
gannon_w is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2013   #10
 
Skillkilla's Avatar
 
Arvada, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2009
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 298
don't mess with the doctor hillbillies. big south huh ? whos gonna lead the charge ? big boy pants - anyone ? didn't think so. were pushing it and going big, stay on foxton and air up your ducky.
Skillkilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Big south 7/13 [email protected] Kayaking | Trip Planner 0 07-13-2010 08:06 PM
Big South 09 danimal Whitewater Kayaking 7 09-09-2009 07:12 PM
Big South! seanlee Whitewater Kayaking 20 07-17-2009 05:15 PM
Big South h20craker Kayaking | Trip Planner 0 07-18-2007 09:26 AM
Is the Big South Done? Phillips Whitewater Kayaking 1 07-16-2005 07:39 AM

» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.