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Old 06-27-2011   #1
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Yampa High Water Raft Flip

Just under 20K mid June 2011 helmet cam through Warm Springs and a flip after the confluence on the Green in Split Mountain.

johnnywetuber shares some of his own carnage.


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Old 06-27-2011   #2
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Nice vid man! That's a cold swim for the flippers.
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cool vid, nice work.
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Nice Video work. I've got to get one of those Go Pros as that was some great clarity. Great work under fire keeping the shades.
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Fun to watch. Thanks for sharing. We did Warm Springs at 20k this year and your shots revivied those good memories.
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Just got the GoPro for this season. It's HD so yea the quality is good.
I did run out of space but the best footage would have been the 3-4 attempts trying to flip it back over in the rapids. Our first time boater fell in as one of our attempts failed and she did fine not panicking and got back on to help get it over. The second flip we ended up floating into the takeout upside down.
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Great video! Thanks for posting!
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Nicely done. How long did it take to right the rig? Looks like an awesome trip I need to do. someday.....
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Glad to see you saved the glasses.
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We flipped right before a long series of waves and tried towing it to shore but the current and rapids were too much(two rafts towing). So we finally made the decision to just flip then. I took two tries with two of us then piled 4 on it and finally got it over after about a mile and a half
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