james

16th Annual Millrace Massacre & Iceman Championships

james wrote 944 days ago:


Iceman

January 9, 2016

Columbia, SC on the Saluda River Home of the Saluda Boyz
Registration: 9:30-11:00 @ The top of Millrace
Racing Begins at High Noon…
Cost: $20 Dollars

Millrace Massacre

The first race of the day will be the Millrace Massacre which will commence at high noon. The length
requirement for the race is 8’6 and under, no exceptions. Must be a plastic boat. A set course will be
shown to the competitors the day of the race. The course will be water level dependant. It will start at the
top of Millrace and end in the vicinity of Fisherman’s Rock. The course will be outlined with markers
showing all the required eddies/routes the racers must go through. With this being a time trial event, speed
is going to be the name of the game. Top winner takes home the CASH.

Iceman Championships

The Iceman Championships is the race that separates the men from the boyz. The Iceman is going to be
a mass start race with all the competitors starting in a line up. The race will start at the red pier and will
run through Millrace and down to the Zoo Bridge. Once to the Bridge racers will go around the bridge
and head back to the sandy beach where they are required to hike there boats back up the portage trail. At
the top the racers will reenter the water and run Millrace again. It is then that the racers will abandon ship
above the Mosh Pit and swim with their kayaks back to the sandy beach. In the Iceman you can paddle
whatever boat you may like whether it is a traditional whitewater kayak or if it is a sea kayak. The longer
the better.

Prizes will be awarded at the party for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Additional prizes may be handed out in a
competitor drawing during the party.



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tommygunn

16th Annual Millrace Massacre & Iceman Championships

tommygunn wrote 944 days ago:


Iceman

January 9, 2016

Columbia, SC on the Saluda River Home of the Saluda Boyz
Registration: 9:30-11:00 @ The top of Millrace
Racing Begins at High Noon…
Cost: $20 Dollars

Millrace Massacre

The first race of the day will be the Millrace Massacre which will commence at high noon. The length
requirement for the race is 8’6 and under, no exceptions. Must be a plastic boat. A set course will be
shown to the competitors the day of the race. The course will be water level dependant. It will start at the
top of Millrace and end in the vicinity of Fisherman’s Rock. The course will be outlined with markers
showing all the required eddies/routes the racers must go through. With this being a time trial event, speed
is going to be the name of the game. Top winner takes home the CASH.

Iceman Championships

The Iceman Championships is the race that separates the men from the boyz. The Iceman is going to be
a mass start race with all the competitors starting in a line up. The race will start at the red pier and will
run through Millrace and down to the Zoo Bridge. Once to the Bridge racers will go around the bridge
and head back to the sandy beach where they are required to hike there boats back up the portage trail. At
the top the racers will reenter the water and run Millrace again. It is then that the racers will abandon ship
above the Mosh Pit and swim with their kayaks back to the sandy beach. In the Iceman you can paddle
whatever boat you may like whether it is a traditional whitewater kayak or if it is a sea kayak. The longer
the better.

Prizes will be awarded at the party for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Additional prizes may be handed out in a
competitor drawing during the party.



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saskia

West Virginia Stoke!

saskia wrote 967 days ago:


A couple weeks ago, I had the privilege of introducing Max Nielsen to Tumwater Canyon of the Wenatchee River. I had heard Max was in town from West Virginia from my co-worker Dan Int-Hout who gave me his number and said he was looking to paddle. I hit Max up and after a short verbal screening, it turned out the dude could shred! So I set him up with a boat, paddle, and all the gear and gave him the Tumwater Tour twice while he was in Leavenworth. He killed it! As Max and his girlfriend Sierra Sans departed Bavaria Land to continue on their journey through the PNW, I asked him if he could write up a little story about his experience in Leavenworth. The following is what he provided me:

The Pacific Northwest has always appealed to me, as it does to any paddler or adventurer seeker. By chance of circumstances, the opportunity had risen for me to venture from the East coast to this wild gem. I had only two weeks to get the “PNW tour”, so I packed lightly, leaving behind all my river gear with the exception of my union suit, hoping that I may be fated by the chance to get on some great whitewater.”

Photo: Christopher Kelly

            Flying into Spokane where my girlfriend had recently attended college, we drove west to Leavenworth to stay with a friend and explore the Cascades. Immediately into our arrival to this small German town I felt a sense of home, as if I were back in Denmark where I was born. In Danish, we refer to home as “hyggelit” (you can try to pronounce that if you wish), also meaning cozy, and it’s just how I felt. From the shops to the structure of the unique buildings to the friendly woman at the bakery who danced while making my sandwich; I felt home.

Bombing down The Wall. Photo: Christopher Kelly



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bozemankayaker

15th Annual Millrace Massacre & Iceman Championships

bozemankayaker wrote 1311 days ago:


Iceman

January 10, 2015
Columbia, SC on the Saluda River Home of the Saluda Boyz
Registration: 9:30-11:00 @ Riverbanks Zoo parking lot
Racing Begins at High Noon
Cost 20 Dollars

Millrace Massacre

The first race of the day will be the Millrace Massacre which will commence at high noon. The length
requirement for the race is 8â6 and under, no exceptions. Must be a plastic boat. A set course will be
shown to the competitors the day of the race. The course will be water level dependent. It will start at the
top of Millrace and end in the vicinity of Fishermanâs Rock. The course will be outlined with markers
showing all the required eddies/routes the racers must go through. With this being a time trial event, speed
is going to be the name of the game. Top winner takes home the CASH.

Iceman Championships

The Iceman Championships is the race that separates the men from the boyz. The Iceman is going to be
a mass start race with all the competitors starting in a line up. The race will start at the red pier and will
run through Millrace and down to the Zoo Bridge. Once to the Bridge racers will go around the bridge
and head back to the sandy beach where they are required to hike there boats back up the portage trail. At
the top the racers will reenter the water and run Millrace again. It is then that the racers will abandon ship
above the Mosh Pit and swim with their kayaks back to the sandy beach. In the Iceman you can paddle
whatever boat you may like whether it is a traditional whitewater kayak or if it is a sea kayak. The longer
the better.

A potluck style party will commence after the race is over. BBQ will be provided at the party
for everyone. We encourage everyone to bring a side dish to share and whatever they choose to drink. Directions to event location will be
available the day of the race.

Prizes will be awarded at the party for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Additional prizes may be handed out in a
competitor drawing during the party.

For more info contact:
Andy Grizzell at grizzeav@hotmail.com
Or
Joey Hall at deadmanprd@gmail.com



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natefry

15th Annual Millrace Massacre & Iceman Championships

natefry wrote 1312 days ago:


Iceman

January 10, 2015
Columbia, SC on the Saluda River Home of the Saluda Boyz
Registration: 9:30-11:00 @ Riverbanks Zoo parking lot
Racing Begins at High Noon
Cost 20 Dollars

Millrace Massacre

The first race of the day will be the Millrace Massacre which will commence at high noon. The length
requirement for the race is 8â6 and under, no exceptions. Must be a plastic boat. A set course will be
shown to the competitors the day of the race. The course will be water level dependent. It will start at the
top of Millrace and end in the vicinity of Fishermanâs Rock. The course will be outlined with markers
showing all the required eddies/routes the racers must go through. With this being a time trial event, speed
is going to be the name of the game. Top winner takes home the CASH.

Iceman Championships

The Iceman Championships is the race that separates the men from the boyz. The Iceman is going to be
a mass start race with all the competitors starting in a line up. The race will start at the red pier and will
run through Millrace and down to the Zoo Bridge. Once to the Bridge racers will go around the bridge
and head back to the sandy beach where they are required to hike there boats back up the portage trail. At
the top the racers will reenter the water and run Millrace again. It is then that the racers will abandon ship
above the Mosh Pit and swim with their kayaks back to the sandy beach. In the Iceman you can paddle
whatever boat you may like whether it is a traditional whitewater kayak or if it is a sea kayak. The longer
the better.

A potluck style party will commence after the race is over. BBQ will be provided at the party
for everyone. We encourage everyone to bring a side dish to share and whatever they choose to drink. Directions to event location will be
available the day of the race.

Prizes will be awarded at the party for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Additional prizes may be handed out in a
competitor drawing during the party.

For more info contact:
Andy Grizzell at grizzeav@hotmail.com
Or
Joey Hall at deadmanprd@gmail.com



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tommygunn

BC whitewater sumer recap 2013

tommygunn wrote 1514 days ago:


Well the year of 2013 was certainly an interesting one for the whitewater community here in southern BC.

An early start for our creeking season was a real treat with great levels on local runs brought on by high rains and warmer temps.  The crew in the Kootenays were running our classics in early April when usually the only option is playboating.  Salmo river, Slocan, Koch, and some Slocan Valley rivers were running at great levels.

Our first HTTD on Brilliant wave was a huge hit with friendly levels and a warm sunny day in May.  Most of May and June hosted BIG water on the kootenay making the Big Brilliant wave washed out but Solstice and Lucky 13 were amazing options for the thrill seeker.  Numerous high water creek runs were taking place on Koch Creek and little Slocan.



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saskia

BC whitewater sumer recap 2013

saskia wrote 1514 days ago:


Well the year of 2013 was certainly an interesting one for the whitewater community here in southern BC.

An early start for our creeking season was a real treat with great levels on local runs brought on by high rains and warmer temps.  The crew in the Kootenays were running our classics in early April when usually the only option is playboating.  Salmo river, Slocan, Koch, and some Slocan Valley rivers were running at great levels.

Our first HTTD on Brilliant wave was a huge hit with friendly levels and a warm sunny day in May.  Most of May and June hosted BIG water on the kootenay making the Big Brilliant wave washed out but Solstice and Lucky 13 were amazing options for the thrill seeker.  Numerous high water creek runs were taking place on Koch Creek and little Slocan.



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bozemankayaker

BC whitewater sumer recap 2013

bozemankayaker wrote 1514 days ago:


Well the year of 2013 was certainly an interesting one for the whitewater community here in southern BC.

An early start for our creeking season was a real treat with great levels on local runs brought on by high rains and warmer temps.  The crew in the Kootenays were running our classics in early April when usually the only option is playboating.  Salmo river, Slocan, Koch, and some Slocan Valley rivers were running at great levels.

Our first HTTD on Brilliant wave was a huge hit with friendly levels and a warm sunny day in May.  Most of May and June hosted BIG water on the kootenay making the Big Brilliant wave washed out but Solstice and Lucky 13 were amazing options for the thrill seeker.  Numerous high water creek runs were taking place on Koch Creek and little Slocan.



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natefry

BC whitewater sumer recap 2013

natefry wrote 1514 days ago:


Well the year of 2013 was certainly an interesting one for the whitewater community here in southern BC.

An early start for our creeking season was a real treat with great levels on local runs brought on by high rains and warmer temps.  The crew in the Kootenays were running our classics in early April when usually the only option is playboating.  Salmo river, Slocan, Koch, and some Slocan Valley rivers were running at great levels.

Our first HTTD on Brilliant wave was a huge hit with friendly levels and a warm sunny day in May.  Most of May and June hosted BIG water on the kootenay making the Big Brilliant wave washed out but Solstice and Lucky 13 were amazing options for the thrill seeker.  Numerous high water creek runs were taking place on Koch Creek and little Slocan.



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james

BC whitewater sumer recap 2013

james wrote 1514 days ago:


Well the year of 2013 was certainly an interesting one for the whitewater community here in southern BC.

An early start for our creeking season was a real treat with great levels on local runs brought on by high rains and warmer temps.  The crew in the Kootenays were running our classics in early April when usually the only option is playboating.  Salmo river, Slocan, Koch, and some Slocan Valley rivers were running at great levels.

Our first HTTD on Brilliant wave was a huge hit with friendly levels and a warm sunny day in May.  Most of May and June hosted BIG water on the kootenay making the Big Brilliant wave washed out but Solstice and Lucky 13 were amazing options for the thrill seeker.  Numerous high water creek runs were taking place on Koch Creek and little Slocan.



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