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    Default Moose Creek high water vid.

    280-320cfs, A great after work class III run.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ3FzOY06CI

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    Mark, Thanks for the ride along. Nicely done.

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    Nice vid Mark.

    Which Moose Crk is this?

    Petersville??

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    Sutton.

    Duh.
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    That's pretty cool! No way I could do it...I'd die trying to figure out how to cast into a few of those pockets...

    Definitely looks like a nice sustained dose of adrenalin! thanks for sharing!

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    I also posted a Moose creek run but with a little less water .. near the end of it I almost catch a nice king w/ my hands!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qw6DBgNYRg
    A couple other good Packrafting videos I made can be checked out @ http://www.youtube.com/user/Gilliland440

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    Another really good POV video. Great music to go with it. Thanks for sharing!

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    Default High water

    Get out there today,325 cfs, it is smokin. John and I had a great run last night, I think my eyelids are still slightly peeled back.

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    Default Lost paddle

    We had a guy lose a red werner straight shaft, looks like my bent shaft, on Moose Creek. We got to run it at 300 for the first time in two years, it was really cookin, and it was a tough paddle. If the first two drops worry you , at all, walk out.
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    Sweet pic Mark! I will have to get my video posted soon.

    Moose has dropped somewhat, but should come right back up if it rains. Might be a fun run next week!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John N View Post
    Sweet pic Mark! I will have to get my video posted soon.

    Moose has dropped somewhat, but should come right back up if it rains. Might be a fun run next week!
    Go teach our future!

    (get the VW fixed yet??)
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    The kids are edumicated.

    Wanna buy a unique fixer-upper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John N View Post
    The kids are edumicated.

    Wanna buy a unique fixer-upper?
    Your better half is putting YOU on Craigslist?

    I'll have to check the change jar, but I could use a gear boat rower....

    <grin>
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    August 2011 runs of Moose Creek near Palmer, Alaska. Video has a few shots of the Baylee self-bailer in action.

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    Yeah yeah....But did ya catch any FISH!??

    Nicely done John, looks like you have another adrenaline hobby....But where does Squirrel ride?
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    She rides on the raft of course, along with my bike.

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    So whats on the menu for next Summer?

    Float the Grand Canyon, paddle down the coast of Mexico, thru the Panama Canal, along the coast of South America, unfold the bike and peddle to the headwaters of the Amazon and then have Squirrel paddle you back down to the Sea?

    <grin>

    I know some guy who'd make ya a flag for that....
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    Default Fun ride down the slide

    Good video.
    It is amazing how powerful that creek becomes, and how it brings out the aggresive paddling in each of us. Much higher water and it is going to be hard to attach a class III, anything, rating on the creek.
    Looking back, on the upper part at 300 cfs; it is continuous whitewater, everyone is on their own, maneuvering is constant with must make moves, the water is turbulent with waves irregular as heck, and it is powerful. Holes, by the dozens, must be punched with speed, and several are stacked behind each other in several sections, and thankfully they are punchable.
    I am on board with Embick "probably class IV at higher water"
    350 John?

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    I will have all my students do rain dances tomorrow.

    Just read Embick's Moose Creek write-up. By his description do you think they were walking up past the put-in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John N View Post
    I will have all my students do rain dances tomorrow.

    Just read Embick's Moose Creek write-up. By his description do you think they were walking up past the put-in?
    Uh...thanks a lot John! It's raining....you can stop now.... sheez...



    Just kidding but very effective dance!

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    I'm sorry, but the kids will continue to dance until the USGS gauge for Moose Creek reaches 350!

    http://waterdata.usgs.gov/ak/nwis/current/?type=flow

    The secret for effectiveness is the fact that we live in the Valley and it's late August.

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