Monday, October 27, 2008

Evening Hike with Clara Ann and Dan. Chillin' up on top of a mountain, we got to see some early flurries!

When we got to the North side of the mountain, it was really windy and the clouds were starting to get that ominous look. That is about the time we started seeing some white stuff fall out of the sky.

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Big Pisgah Shuttle Ride with more Superlight technical difficulties. A small taste of the SL sweet ride then it all went bad - this time deraileur??

Another awesome Pisgah day with Obie, Brian, and Kyle.
Thanks for the tour guys, sorry again about the technical difficulties
The views are incredible:

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Wilson Creek - early morning to late afternoon

Early morning Wilson Creek put-in. I told you I still use my kayak.
I paddled down a little way and decided to take out, hike back to the car, stash the boat, drive back to the take out and wait on someone to paddle with. It was well after 9:00 before anyone showed. I realized later that all the homies had gone to the Watagua.
The gage read +4" when I first arrived but felt higher when I put on which helped me make the decision to take off and await some company. I've run it higher solo but I was feeling a little out of practice so I used the time waiting to stretch. I met some guys from Charlotte who I did the first run and a half with.

There is actually a guy in the froth in the photo above ^.

Dave at Boatbuster ^.
Triple Drop:Very cool moto shuttle:RB came paddling up at my 1 and a half run point and he and I took off and did another 1 and a half run before he had to head to work. We passed over 30 people on the river in the run and a half we did together. After I set another shuttle, I did a last Soul-O run.
RB stylin' and profilin':
The level when I left after 4 solid runs:
Back at the ranch:
My catalyst to heading out so early in the morn was these rain gages:
Last Updated: Saturday October 25, 2008 at 05:15:11 AM EDT
Edgemont 1835 0.00 0.00 0.04 0.16 0.40 1.20 1.64
Jonas Ridge 1859 0.00 0.04 0.08 0.20 0.44 1.56 2.16
Grandfather Mdws 1832 0.04 0.04 0.08 0.20 0.48 1.44 2.04
and of course this graph which was taken around 5:30 a.m.:
Yeah BABY!
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Thursday, October 23, 2008

A Special Place on the Edge of Heaven

You never know who you might run into up there. Gaston Gagne was out on his Versys.

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