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Old 03-17-2016   #1
 
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Lost Tent on the Lower Owyhee

The Owyhee River is flowing!

Last week I was camped at Greeley Hot Springs when a lightning and hail storm rolled in and tore my tent (with my paco pad inside) out of the ground and sent it down stream. The paco pad was floating in an eddy the next day but we didn't see the tent. So if anyone is down there and comes across an orange Big Agnes Flying Diamond tent let me know! I will buy you a beer, or ice cream cone or something cool.

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I'm headed down in a couple weeks. I'll look for it.
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I'll be there in a week and will keep an eye out.
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Big Agnes Flying Diamond
guess it was named appropriately.
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Must. Swim. For. Tent....Fuck.
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Old 03-17-2016   #6
 
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Good news, bad news

Is Greeley the camp about 5 miles above the Birch Creek take-out? If so, we camped there on the evening of 3/12. The good news is we found a Flying Diamond 4 footprint floating along the shore near camp. Bad news is there was no tent attached to it.

I feel your pain though. The night we camped there the wind was howling and my 20'x20' tarp ripped right in half. My bad for setting in up in hurricane force winds.

PM me if you want to discuss further. I'll be out of town for a week, but I'll get back to you when I return.

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The Owyhee River is flowing!

Last week I was camped at Greeley Hot Springs when a lightning and hail storm rolled in and tore my tent (with my paco pad inside) out of the ground and sent it down stream. The paco pad was floating in an eddy the next day but we didn't see the tent. So if anyone is down there and comes across an orange Big Agnes Flying Diamond tent let me know! I will buy you a beer, or ice cream cone or something cool.
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Old 03-18-2016   #7
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we had one of our group several years ago spend an entertaining night inside a smashed tent at Greely, the wind demolished it in the middle of the night.

I had the wind tear out all the stock stake loops on a Sierra designs origami 4 tarp several years ago.

Been down that river many times and always had at least one super gnarly wind storm on each trip.

We camped just outside Green Dragon Canyon one year and couldn't put up a tent at all in the wind. Though tarp kitting was possible:

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Yeah it was a great lightning storm that turned into an intense hail storm in about 10 seconds. I even jumped in a boat and tried to chase it down but called it after not being able to see through all the hail that was coming down.

Such a great place, just have to be prepared to battle the elements.
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You guys are making me rethink my tent choice for next week...
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Old 03-18-2016   #10
 
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My tent disaster was my error. It was staked down, but the second it started getting windy I would have put some rocks inside and tied it off to the trees around. Just know that winds can get up to tent destruction speeds, and quick.
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