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Old 05-23-2013   #1
 
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When life gives you lemons

So, I started this river season in high spirits. I added a new raft to my fleet. Got some new fun gear (new Partner stove). And had a great first trip (Deso 2 weeks ago), with many more planned (Main Salmon in June, etc.). Then life threw me a giant curveball. A nanosecond mis-step and wipeout, and here I sit with a broken leg Mega suck. Not even a cool story to tell, just a clutzy slip and fall. Oh well, I guess my Higher Power had other summer plans for me. So I will live vicariously through the exploits of my Mountain Buzz brothers and sisters. Keep those trip reports and pictures coming so I'm entertained and stay safe out there.
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Old 05-23-2013   #2
 
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ouch!!!!!!

i don't know know you personally but i'm so sorry to hear that.

hope you heal fast and still get a chance to get another boat wet, soon.

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Sorry to hear. I'll break that raft in for ya. Its the least I could do... (-:
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Sorry to hear. I'll break that raft in for ya. Its the least I could do... (-:
Thanks for the offer, but the new raft got it's maiden voyage on Deso
At least I got one trip in before my clutzy move. Fingers & toes are crossed for a swift and uneventful recovery. Perhaps a fall float is the cards for me.
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That's a horrible way to start the season. Depending on how bad the break is you may luck out with an easy end of season trip still. When I broke my leg I was back on the raft after 4 months. I could do everything except carry it up from the river. I still had to take it easy of course and rely on the help of my crew, but at least I could get out there.
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clutzy moves...

I feel your pain..

Right at the beginning of the 2011 season I injured my hand kayaking (class ii - to add insult to injury) and ended my 2011 season...7 months of occupational therapy before I could get back in the boat ...

not as bad as a broken leg but the effect was the same...
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Bummer!

I will make sure to make a few vids this summer for your entertainment
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Sorry to hear that, good luck on your recovery!

A few years ago I took my girlfriend on a Smith trip when she had "the boot" from a broken leg. With a little extra help she had a great time, so maybe you can still get on some flat water
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Really sorry to hear that--I hope you heal fast to salvage some boating in the fall.
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Damn cat girl, sorry to hear. I'll keep the vids coming. You will still be able to fish the SFS.
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