Archive for September, 2007

Good Article About Some Local Kids


2007
09.08

CJ at Constriction Devon Barker posted an article some local kids. Check it out HERE!

Idaho 55 near Horseshoe Bend will be closed today


2007
09.08

If you are paddling the Main Payette, SouthFork, NorthFork, or Cabarton runs today this may affect you! 

Link to article HERE
Statesman staff – Idaho Statesman
Edition Date: 09/08/07

Idaho 55 north of Horseshoe Bend will be closed from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.Firefighters working on the Chief Parrish Fire plan to set a backburn near the highway today, weather permitting.

The Idaho 55 section that is north of Horseshoe Bend and south of the Banks-to-Lowman road closed Tuesday about 12:30 p.m. when the Chief Parrish Fire started burning close to the highway.

One lane was reopened on Wednesday.

For current driving conditions on Idaho highways, call 5-1-1 (In the recording, choose “Banks” as the starting reference point.) or visit 511.idaho.gov.

Updated Idaho Hwy 55 Info


2007
09.06

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UPDATE 6:30 pm -The Chief Parrish Fire burn-out operation tentatively planned for today will not take place, due to unfavorable weather conditions. Highway 55 will remain open between Horseshoe Bend and Banks today, though the Idaho Department of Transportation has implemented a pilot car system (one lane only), and travelers can expect lengthy delays. Fire managers plan to attempt the burn-out operation on the north end of the fire tomorrow (depending on weather conditions), which would close that portion of Highway 55 between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

For more info go to:

* KTVB News
* Forest Service Fire Map
* NIFC
* Forest Service : IdahoFires
* Boise National Forest Updates

This does affect paddling on the Payette so expect delays!

Chief Parrish Fire and Labor Day Update


2007
09.05

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UPDATE 2:10 pm – Chief Parrish Fire now over 3,000 acres. Fire crews have allowed one lane of Hwy 55 to open. Pilot car is in affect so expect delays!
Here are a few links for more/updated info:
* Forest Service Fire Map
* NIFC
* Forest Service : IdahoFires
* Boise National Forest Updates

 

This is a little video I shot from my front yard last night – and a pic from yesterday morning. The Chief Parrish Fire between Horseshoe Bend and Banks grew to about 2,500 acres- during the night and has Hwy 55 closed. This shuts down paddling on the Main Payette from anywhere – and there is no access to the South Fork and North Fork runs from Boise. If you are coming down from McCall the Cabarton, North Fork and South Fork runs should be accessible.

 

My Truck is a Hangout for MonkeysAs for the Labor Day weekend – we had some fun times at the Gutter. We met some nice gals from Seattle – one worked at Seattle Raft and Kayak, but typical for me I can’t remember her name :-( But had a good time talking with them.

Here are some pics of monkeys playing in the back of my truck, our friend Jim helping his son, Buey, and my daughter, Paige, do a little boogie-boarding. For some reason didn’t get any paddling shots….

 

 

Jim and Buey

Jim and Paige

New Fire on Payette…


2007
09.04

Chief Parrish FireI took this pic from my house yesterday at 6pm. Late-afternoon yesterday a new fire started near the Chief Parrish access point on the Payette at Mile Post 74. Traffic was stopped for a few hours on one of the busiest days of the year on Hwy 55. Today traffic may be shut down at any time as they get crews in. We could see the flames from the house after dark. This morning was thick smoke in the cool air. This is a little too close to home for my taste! Anyway, if you are paddling on the Payette this week – this fire may be a factor.

Aside from that – we had some great paddling with some friends including Shaun, Matt, Jim and his kids at the gutter! Saturday was like a big party. I’ll get some pics up later this week :-)