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Old 07-23-2019   #1
 
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Rafting Westwater @13,500cfs in my 13ft NRS Outlaw

This was my first time rowing through Westwater and I was assuming it would be around 8k toward the end of July, but with this crazy snowpack and late spring it was still in the teens. The whole week before the trip I kept checking the gauge and it would be sitting at 16 -17k. I always heard that Westwater was harder in the teens so I was a bit nervous going into it. It turned out to be very straightforward at these flows and our group had a blast. I made a short video of the rapids, enjoy!

https://youtu.be/PoeDb7cwQNI

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For not running West Water before, you did one hell of a nice job, thanks for sharing. I don't know how you guys make such great videos, but this couch potato really, enjoys watching them.
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Yeah, but he had Watson along!!


Nice video, good job! Sure looks a lot more forgiving than I remember it at 13.. Now at 15 to 18 it's a completely different critter...
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Sweet tunes... curious what size was the green Aire?
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Thanks guys, glad you like the video! That green boat is an Aire 146dd, it’s a sweet ride
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That's my 146DD! Sweet video! Stoked to have been along for the ride!
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