Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Mtn Biking, east side of Lake Padden, Bellingham

Still figuring out this helmet cam... bad batteries cut it short this time...

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The return to Clearwater.

On Saturday I returned to Clearwater Creek with Hale and Leif. It has been more than a year and a half since I ran this creek, but the memory of popping my shoulder out here was plenty fresh, and I had many demons to wrestle. Saturday was definitely a jump up in difficulty and consequence for me as well, as I've probably boated fewer than 20 time since my injury.

But, demons be damned, I had a new helmet cam to try out (in fitting with my new ultra-tool look). I've thrown the footage together and included it below. A few caveats. I've missed most of the harder rapids, either because I did not run them (Slippery slit has turned into an incredibly nasty ferry-to-hole move in front of a gaping undercut), or because I messed up the on-off sequence (below orange slice to ski jump).

Also, the level is about 0.2 feet lower than anyone recommends.