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Old 02-25-2019   #1
 
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My first Grand Canyon Lava Falls run @17500 2.17.19

Just got off the Canyon 2.22.19.

River had been picking up but we couldn't figure out exact flows from scout other than that the normal right line looked insane. V wave was nasty and building and the Big Kahuna was the size of a small house. From the scout the left run looked OK but with only 2 people on the trip with one canyon run each we weren't sure of the proper cheat line. Ledge hole did not look as big as it does on all the countless youtube videos ive watched. While the right line looked suicidal.

Leed boat gets boiled surfed hard right and goes into the V wave T'd up and it rips out passenger and rower but does not flip. Rower proceeds to self rescue, bag his wife and rig spare oar before Son of Lava, it was a badass move!

I try to stay as far left as I dare and end up hitting the right side of the ledge hole and almost pay the penalty but get lucky. Other three boats split the difference on the two first lines and we continued to have a no flip trip.




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Never been, but that looked like a clean run. Nicely done !!
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You guys had some cold weather. Hopefully all fingers and toes made it home!
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Well done! Man, that's a slow float to the rapid from the scout. I want to get there and have at it.
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Nice line and nice hit in the ledge hole!
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Well done! Man, that's a slow float to the rapid from the scout. I want to get there and have at it.
Haha! video over 5 minutes! I saw similar flow August 2017. I intied my raft and sat in the eddie until I realized I needed to propel myself towards that maelstrom! I hit it more like the first boat with the v-wave crashing down on me- so much power! I kept telling myself it is over in 40 seconds, one way or another...
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Haha! video over 5 minutes! I saw similar flow August 2017. I intied my raft and sat in the eddie until I realized I needed to propel myself towards that maelstrom! I hit it more like the first boat with the v-wave crashing down on me- so much power! I kept telling myself it is over in 40 seconds, one way or another...
When I first ran it, also at that level in Aug 2017, I was told it would be over in 20 seconds. It felt a lot longer while swimming.
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Nice run Mackay, you kept the boat squared up perfectly
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