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Old 09-14-2012   #1
 
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First Raft D of the Stikine

Well they did it, Mark Cramer and the creature craft guys successfully completed the Grand Canyon of the Stikine Wednesday. Awesome! The only thing they didn't run was Tanzilla narrows, too skinny for the boats. It's nice to hear some good news coming of the Stikine this week.

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Does a Creature Craft really count as a raft?
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Well it doesn't count as a kayak, that's for sure.

I love creature craft stories, those guys are badass.

I'll never forget watching the vid of one running Osterizer at a massive level. They hit the hole but instead of surfing the upstream water grabbed onto the top of the craft and literally rolled it underwater - you see the chafe strip on the bottom tube for a split second.

Badass, not surprised they ran the stikine. I bet portaging one of those is a bitch though.
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I wonder if they'd let me borrow one for a Stikine run next week?
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Is this trip suitable for a family of 4? my kid can swim and I have a really nice cooler.

All joking aside this is an impressive feat for the team. Can't wait for the pics and video.
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A real rafter would take an 18ft Saturn bucket boat...
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Doubleyouess guy you are an idiot.

Legit did they run zed?
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I presume/hope there will be video?
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A Creature Craft is not a raft. Huge accomplishment regardless.
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Omg I'm so gnar and too legit to even consider boating with those skill-less monstrosities.....

Takes balls either way. And you still gotta row. Nice work. Who knows if it'll ever be done by a paddle raft/oar rig. That whole "swim and you're dead" thing is enough to dissuade most everyone.
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