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  • Oh, how I miss the whitewater

    Cache Creek

    Not the best summer for whitewater kayaking.

    Been trying to pass the time by bikin' everything in sight.

    F the drought.
    Coastal Crest Snow Patrol

  • #2
    Hopefully you'll have a big winter. I'd really like to paddle out there again. We did Cal Salmon, Trinity area, Smith. Lot's of rain at the time so big water.


    • #3
      No water is being released into Cache Creek or Russian River this summer.
      My two home flows.
      They are releasing from Lake Berreyessa down Putah Creek.
      Not much of a kayaking destination, but I might have to go back to that.
      No partners for the shuttle however...
      And, there is rumor of a deadly tree across the river at one point.


      Bring on El Nino.
      Coastal Crest Snow Patrol


      • #4
        where is this? lots of rubber... j


        • #5
          Cache Creek - release from Indian Valley Reservoir and Clear Lake.
          Coastal Crest Snow Patrol


          • #6
            don't know if this is the same Cache Creek, but this is pretty funny

            I see you paddle a Wavesport X, I have a "Z"Click image for larger version

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            • #7
              Yup - looks like a typical Saturaday on the river. Hundreds of people get washed down that river every weekend.
              It's mass chaos. So funny.
              I have midweek days off, so during the week it's nice and peaceful.
              27 miles of pure fun.

              I have four kayaks, but almost always use the 'X'. Great boat.
              Coastal Crest Snow Patrol


              • #8
                I'm missing the whitewater too, not enough time to get out the river lately. Here's a shot from my Grand Canyon 14 day two summers ago. We got rain up here in the northeast, just not quite enough time to chase the water.

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                • #9
                  Looks like Lava at high water? Ledge hole is almost washed out.
                  I still have that red mocha water faded into one of my paddling jackets..I have (so far) done 4 kayaking 14 day trips down the Big Ditch.

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                  On the Kennebec a few years ago
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                  • #10
                    Yep, Lava at higher water. Unbelievably silty on that entire trip. I returned the Overflow I borrowed a nice shade of brown. Jealous you have 3 more trips on me however!

                    If you're ever up at the Kennebec, shoot me a pm. I'm living in Portland for the next year or so and try to get up there pretty often, it's the closest consistent thing!

                    Since we're talking Kennebec, Here's a shot of magic from a few years ago at 8k and some surfing in Orono, ME:
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                    • #11
                      Hey jib, we'll have to do that again sometime. Or maybe some rainy season fun on the South Eel or Noyo before then.

                      This year, it was just a family day on the lower American, and a day on South Fork (it was surprisingly decent at 1300; I once ran it at 10x that). For the most part, it's a lot of biking this summer, and a few good hikes.


                      • #12
                        Didn't the Feather release last weekend? I'd like to make that one sometime soon. Looks like the next release is the last weekend of September.