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    Good morning Guys!

    I received a distressed call from a group (not one of my groups) who had just started a 3-4 day wilderness trip. These rafters were in a huge panic about the river conditions that they were encountering and wanted advice on how to proceed. I am always happy to help anyone so don't be shy about dropping me a email or a phone call but do it before you launch!

    Planning is the key to any successful trip. Gather every bit of info you can before you take off and you will have fewer crisis situations and you will be better prepared for the real crisis when they pop up.


    I know that this is basic knowledge to most of you but for the rest of us planning, maps and taking what you need will allow you to have a better trip.


    Have a great weekend!

    Walt
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    I'm guessing you told em the best way to proceed was downriver, eh?

    All that rain must have things sporty up your way Walt.
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    No...I suggested that they abandon all 3 fully outfitted Otters and hike out! I have 3 new rafts!!!!

    Ha.....

    Walt

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    Even better.......



    I'm wheels up in a few days for a few trips out West, I need to get up your way sometime and run that river....It's been toooo long since I've been down it.
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    Look me up when you make it. Where out west are you headed? I have a cabin just of the Little Noatak.

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    Got floats out of King Salmon, Dillingham, Bethel...


    Won't be going any further North than the Kwethluk this season. I will indeed look you up, I'll bring the beer!
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