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Monday, September 27, 2010

Clear Creek (whiskeytown)

While paddling the week before we had discussed heading down to California the next weekend to run clear creek. A plan was put into action and we met on sunday morning for the trip down. The average gradient is 39 so it's not one of the fastest creeks around but it has some fun rapids and great scenery with a few mini gorges

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Natty carnage/ Mill creek

I was checking my kayak email and noticed Brock was looking for some people to run natty on Saturday morning,I decided to give him a call and meet him up there. The other waterdogs decided to take the day off. I had a real sore tailbone so the flat landing seal lunch at the beginning started off my day of whining. It wasn't a bad run I one swim, I was looking forward to resting my ass but when we got back to the put-in what's a put-in again Nick?. An out of area paddler named Erik was waiting for someone to paddle down with so we headed out again, I got rolled and hit my head pretty hard and grew a natty goose egg. The rest of the day went fine and I headed home for the night only to return the next day with more paddlers.

This had to be one of my worst days paddling, three swims, bruised knees, a cut hand and a bruised ego finished off my day of paddling. Here is some video that I shot from my gopro hd and some that Brock shot from his video camera of the run and some carnage to go along with it.

Natty carnage/Linus Mill Creek whitewater kayaking from marcelo leyva on Vimeo.

Natural Bridge and Mill Creek from Brock Nelson on Vimeo.