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Old 04-23-2013   #1
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Westwatering with my son

To celebrate my son's first Westwater run and give him something to remember, I recorded another video for him. Thought I'd share here.

Flow: ~2,000 cfs



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Thanks for sharing. That was awesome. What a great time with your son. And nicely done on the left slot at Skull.
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Wonderful video. As a father and grandfather, it brought a few tears to my eyes. Thanks.
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Awesome. How old? Can't wait to take my two kids on Westy. They just finished their first Salt trip last month. No videos to post, I was too busy rock-dodging! LoL
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My son just turned 10. He has been rafting since he was 5 though (Deso, Cataract, Lodore, Yampa, Main Payette and Snake).

I think 3-5k would be the safest level to take the kids on with good backup group of friends who can run safety and chase the swimmers. 2k was an easy level, but Skull sure gave us a run for our boat sizes ha!

I've never gone to Salt yet, still on my list to do.
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That was great!

How big is your boat again Alex? 16'? That was quite the sneak through Skull.

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Yup 16' Maravia. I guess I was light enough to slide over the rocks.
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Glad to hear it went well.
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Nice. Looks like he had a blast. We have a ten year old also, maybe we can get the boys on Westy together in the fall.
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Nice. Looks like he had a blast. We have a ten year old also, maybe we can get the boys on Westy together in the fall.
Have you taken him down WW yet?
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