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Old 1 Week Ago   #11
Join Date: Aug 2006
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Speed run

I think it is about time for another Grand Canyon Speed Run,

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Old 6 Days Ago   #12
Riverside, CA
Join Date: Mar 2008
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Originally Posted by wsmckinney View Post
Have I smoked too much weed if I think I can paddle the last 40 miles until Clay Hills in a long boat at 871cfs IN ONE DAY??
On the second morning of a 5-day Mexican Hat - Clay Hills trip late-July of this year, camped at the foot of the Honaker Trail, I went for a hike up the Honaker while the teenagers slept in, stumbled on the way back down, and broke my left ring finger. After cutting my ring off, we decided the best course of action to get my hand to a surgeon ASAP while not ruining the whole trip for everyone was to lash my kayak on our 14' raft and for my son and I (me using only my thumb and first finger on my left hand) to row the remaining 40'ish miles to Clay Hills. We stayed on the oars (either one or the other of us, or one on each oar) the entire time. Left Honaker at 11:00am, got to Clay Hills at 7:30 pm (and to the Blanding ER at 11:30 pm).

This was at a bit over 2000 cfs, though.

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Old 5 Days Ago   #13
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Paddling Since: 1999
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893ish cfs. Was making 6mph pretty easily in the trusty Wavehopper while smokin hella kush. Would do again. Lower San Juan is tits.
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Old 5 Days Ago   #14
Golden, Colorado
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Glad you didn’t have that run today. Damnation.

Good news, it won’t be 893 the rest of the trip.

And apparently, this camp has 3 bars worth of 3g.

Go figure.
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