I was laughing my ass off at the M-thread when I read about the Stikine descent. "Ad hominem", jeezus
. I read earlier the link on Mbuzz to boatertalk (or boof.com or something), but it just confirmed that those 4(?) guys actually did it. Not much of the story included other than they did it in the usual 3-4 day fashion, then went back fast-and-light in a day when they knew the lines. Also sounded like it was on the "high end of good".
Man, that's pretty cool. I don't want to boat the Stikine, but I would like to do more self-support trips in beautiful places. I've done a few trips here in CO self-support and some nice long trips in ID. Just whetted my appetite for more. Take the black ditch down by the m-wave for example. What could be better than looking up at 3,000 foot cliffs, fall-colors all around you, and eating fat trout caught that morning? Anybody else read Laugh of the Water Nymph, yet? My favorite story was the helicopter ride back up the Stikine. I can just picture a Alaskan motorhead, redneck chopper pilot thinking to himself "these kayakers think their sumthin', hoo boy wait 'till they getta' load of this."