Archive for March, 2007

Paddling this Weekend…


2007
03.31

The weather this week has been a little more unstable than the last month. Nice on Friday, but didn’t make it out. Cloudy with a few sunny breaks. Had a great run down the lower main. Ready for the level to pick up a little, but in a week or so will be time to hit the Upper section. Troy and I should have new Jacksons in this week :-)

Boat Swap at Alpenglow Mountain Sport…


2007
03.27


Saturday April 21 at Alpenglow Mountain Sport – on the NE corner of Hill Rd and Bogus Basin Rd. For info check HERE or call at 208-331-2628.

Paddling Week of March 18…


2007
03.26

Had a good week paddling. Monday went with Brooke from Horseshoe Bend to Montour. She did great and had a lot of fun. Here are a couple of pics…

Then the boys and I did a little surfing on Friday evening at NoName…

Then Saturday Troy and I ran some friends down the HSB-Montour Run. And it’s not even April!! :-)

Free Banks Locked Down


2007
03.12

The Dept. of Transportation has closed the Free Banks Parking lots. Federal DOT specs required the IDOT to change the gaurd rail structures on the South Fork Bridge at Banks.

The US Forest Service or the River Access Fee Program were not involved. The land on the south east side of the bridge is Forest Service Land and has been plowed and reseeded.
has closed the Free Banks Parking lots. Federal DOT specs required the IDOT to change the gaurd rail structures on the South Fork Bridge at Banks.
The US Forest Service or the River Access Fee Program were not involved. The land on the south east side of the bridge is Forest Service Land and has been plowed and reseeded.

Source: KayakIdaho.com

Water is Low – But Good To Be On the River Again!


2007
03.05

The boys and I ran the Payette on an easy section from Horseshoe Bend to Monture. We usually run this from the pullout just below the powerhouse, but decided to put in at the bridge behind Bend Country Store. This added about 3 miles to the trip and took an hour extra with all the flat water. The guage at HSB showed 1080 cfs and I don’t think I would run it again unless it were closer to 1500. We drug bottom a few places – one we spent about 3 minutes pushing with our arms to get to a deep channel. But it was a fun run. There are a couple of sections that are fun to catch micro-eddies and ferry across the river. Saw 3 deer crossing the river and a bunch of geese and ducks.