Archive for August, 2008

Howards Plunge


2008
08.29

[singlepic=112,320,240,,left]The Payette’s Cabarton section finishes up with a slot that drops about 10 feet. The only problem with this rapid is that it is too short!

We ran this the other day and our friend, Zech, snapped a few pics of Tyler (who did wave-wheels on his way down), Troy, my brother (Mike – in the inflatable) and I.

Looks like water is going to be running in this section until around Sept 22nd. I’ll sure be looking to hit this section a couple more times this year!!

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The Selway – A Gem State Gem


2008
08.23

…the Selway is a unique wilderness. It is is locked in by the high ridges of the Bitterroot Mountains and deep canyons blanketed by thick forests.

You quickly notice that the land is so unlike other parts of Idaho. About 1.3 million acres of the Selway-Bitterroot country was designated wilderness in 1964.

Read Zimo’s entire Idaho Statesman article HERE!

Boise Hometown Throwdown #4 is Tomorrow!


2008
08.20

Come join us tomorrow, Thursday, August 21st – registration at 5:30pm, BUT BEST TO REGISTER ONLINE HERE. We meet at the Gutter near Horseshoe Bend. School starts soon – so come on out! If you need directions or have any questions feel free to contact me at gary@worldkayak.com

Boise Hometown Throwdown #4 Is Next Thursday


2008
08.14

[singlepic=85,320,240,,left] Come join us next Thursday, August 21st – registration at 5:30pm, BUT BEST TO REGISTER ONLINE HERE. We meet at the Gutter near Horseshoe Bend. The water is warm and the evenings still long – so come on out! If you need directions or have any questions feel free to contact me at gary@worldkayak.com

Payette’s Cabarton Section


2008
08.12

[singlepic=103,320,240,,left] If your in Idaho and looking for a great class III+ run, or are looking for a little more punch than the Main, check out the Cabarton Section on the Payette’s North Fork. This run is mostly remote, only joining the road for the last 2 miles of this 10 mile run. Rapids include Tresstle, WetSpot, Randy’s Rock, 99, Francois, and Howards Plunge.

The water of the Payette’s NF is very warm as it pours over the top of the Cascade Dam. The first two miles are populated by a few small class II’s until you get to Tresstle Rapids. After this long set of wave-trains there is another couple of miles of slower water until you get to WetSpot (look for great lunch spots in this area!)

After WetSpot it is pretty busy water all the way through Howards. This part of the river meets back up with the road and passes under the beautiful Rainbow Bridge. After running Howards sit back for a slow cruise for the last mile to the takeout at Cougar Mt. Lodge (Cost is $5/vehicle but you can also park at the turnout at Howards.)

Check out the map of the run HERE!
Gauge info can be found HERE!

A short clip of Howards Plunge
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