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.

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