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Old 01-02-2014   #1
 
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I'll go first. NYD Shoshone. Apparently upside down wasn't enough that I decided to put my whole person into the rather cold water. Took too long to setup then rolled up on a rock. So, I swam. I drained my boat for 2 minutes. I felt shame.

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Old 01-02-2014   #2
 
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Smart getting it over early. This can weigh on a person getting into April or May. Pretty soon you become an eddy wallflower.
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Old 01-07-2014   #3
 
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Hojo, you have a ski pass. Why haven't we seen you using it? And why would you go paddling on a powder day?
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Old 01-08-2014   #4
 
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Dave, it is because Hojo has his priorities mixed up, and was most likely dropped on his head when a small child...
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Old 05-30-2014   #5
 
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I know damn well I'm not the next person to swim since January....

Come on now people, we gotta confess to receive penance.

I swam on shellys cottages tonight. 450 cfs slide drop that ends in a hole.

The hole got me good, and drug me over some sharp shallow rock. I tried 2 rolls and swam.

I should have tried more, the beating my head and back took were nothing in comparison to the beating my legs took, and for future notice the hole is deep, the run out is not....

well, I'll be back to post again, hopefully not till next year.
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2 swims at Big Sur last night. Apparently 'panics-when-upside-down-in-big-water' is my middle name.

Which is ironic because last winter it was 'panics-when-upside-down-in-low-water'.

Meh.
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Old 05-31-2014   #7
 
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As a second year paddler I'm still wondering if kayaking is more about kayaking or learning how to safely navigate the river swimming. First swim Shoshone, March something or other. Second swim Westwater, April 15. Third and fourth swims,eagle river, April and May. Haven't swam in June yet. But then again, it's not June yet...
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Vallecito, couple weeks ago, Pick Up Sticks, 2.15. Bad entry line, followed by rock vs. body check to sweet side surf. Held on a while, rolled several times, just got tired of surfing and bailed. My 1st swim in Vallecito in 15 years, last time I swam there I was paddling a Prijon Rocket. Good times, drank my booty at the car, at 10 AM, before heading in to work.
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Big Thompson at a grand, got surprised by a new, big hole just above the takeout. Got surfed, flipped, and rolled three times and rolled up back in the hole each time. Fourth or fifth cycle, was power flipped and thrown halfway out of my thigh braces and was out of air. Punched out, was bounced along the bottom of the river for a ways and was bagged out. Boat made it all the way past the dam store, running all 3 dams on the way.

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Damn it!

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2 swims at Big Sur last night. Apparently 'panics-when-upside-down-in-big-water' is my middle name.

Which is ironic because last winter it was 'panics-when-upside-down-in-low-water'.

Meh.
This basically sums my start of the year... I had a couple of "out of boat experiences"... I swam on the lower eagle, yes the lower eagle (in my defense it was snowing and the water was below 40 degrees), and I swam at the glenwood wave... twice. Damn it!

I went to a pond for about an hour about 3 weeks ago and went to the vail play park a bunch and I feel like I have a pretty solid roll now. Hopefully I've been kicked off of the swim team for a while...
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