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Old 08-05-2015   #1
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Raft trip hit by tree - Costa Rica

Holy Crap. On their honeymoon and hit by a falling tree.

Broken bones and bruises but no fatalities

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Dude! Now thats a story for the folks back home. Glad they are all ok.

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what was that thread last week about the scariest thing some dude had ever seen.....
now this one was scary!!!

...i was once 300 yards or so from a big chunk of redwall limestone that fell into the river on the grand. it made me think a little bit...
but this one made the hair on my neck stick up a little. cool video, really cool everyone lived!!
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Seriously, anything can and will happen. A couple of Deso Gray trips back we witnessed major rock falls of the canyon walls but allways on the "Other Side" of the river. Luckily! Hope thier marriage lasts 😊

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so on the section of the upper c that i work, there's this old dead tree leaning over the river in the middle of the only "real" "rapid" that we have.
i keep on looking up at this thing every day, during the only time that i should actually be paying attention.
i guess now i know what to expect

except that none of our customers wear helmets
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Ya ok that is sketchy.
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we were on an april yampa trip this year, and had baseball to basketball sized rocks fall across the whole width of the river in the 'great overhang' down stream of us. so sketchy!!
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Crap...vid doesn't work for me...but yeah last year I watched a tree fall on a canoe that was portaging a rapid...the guy hadn't been out of it for more than 10 seconds.

Probably about 8 weeks ago I was beating the banks fishing the New river while a friend was rowing. Heard a large crack right behind me and I just braced my self for impact (while keeping my eye on the fly of course). The tree landed about 15 feet from us....close enough to splash us.
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WOW! That's super scary.
I was camping once and it was pretty windy to say the least. An entire grove of aspens fell over about 100 yards away from me. Never thought about that shit happening on the river...
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That just reminded me of a trip: we were posted up below Pistol Creek running safety. Everyone came through fine and then it became micro-burstish. Sure enough just downstream of the creek two very large Ponderosas got taken out. Someone asked should we stay or go and knowing that it is always worse wind where the creek comes in, said let's beat feet and get the hell out of here. Weird day. Calmed down just downstream.
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