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Old 08-28-2012   #1
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Rockslide on homathko?

So, I know that a rafting forum is probably the last place that I should be checking, but I heard a rumor that there was a rockslide in the crux section of the homathko, changing the rapids into weak sauce. Does anyone have any information about that?

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apparently a group of 3 people went in there this spring. 1 had been in there before and 2 first timers. the pilot who flew them out told me last week that there had been a rock slide in one of the better rapids (he wasn't sure which one) and completely changed it/washed it out. the person who had done it before was disappointed - the two first timers didn't know any better and said the trip was still worth doing.
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I talked with a those guys up in BC, they said the acts of tragedy gorge (200 ft deep or so) was completely filled (I think the bet is gone as well) in with rock and the gorge was now 10 ft deep, and a few miles of continuous class 4. They did a ski trip combined with the kayaking, and were in there for a while. They said it was worth it if your into the scenery, but not purely for the whitewater.
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Based on this new info, what size cooler do you think I should go with? Should I shorten my oars? How does this compare to Browns?
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I wouldn't take a raft in there if I were you. Too dangerous. There's bears, mosquitos, bad weather and shit.

True story, I know a guy who knows these guys that went in there and said rocks slid and moved around and stuff. Maybe call the government and see if they plan on doing anything about that. I'll bet those rocks are sharp and could puncture a raft. Use caution. Let us know which cooler worked for you and what the best campsites are.

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So they kayaked their ski gear out from the glacier? I'd like to see that pack...
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So they kayaked their ski gear out from the glacier? I'd like to see that pack...
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A little bit of a side note, but how hard is the Homathko? Compared to something like the SFS is there anything significantly harder that you must run?
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A little bit of a side note, but how hard is the Homathko? Compared to something like the SFS is there anything significantly harder that you must run?
What is SFS? South fork salmon? There are huge differences in difficulty with water levels, the south fork is class 4 at 2.5 feet but class 5 at 7 feet.

As with most things once you are playing ball in the class 5 arena, if you have to ask how hard it is you're probably not ready.
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Yea, the South Fork of the Salmon at 5' and some.

And about the class V thing. There is CLASS V and there is baby V.

And, some places are worth going to even if one has to portage a bit. I have spent 5 days hiking into a river just to boat in a cool place.

I am trying to judge if the Homathko might be something to look into. Even if it might mean some portaging.
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