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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Carberry Creek and Applegate river



I had never run Carberry and was looking forward to it, Steve and I met up with Kipper last saturday to run it. The flow was perfect for a first timer that was a little uptight like me that day. Their is alot of wood and some pin spots if your not on line. I was pinned pretty quickly into the run but was able to get free, I came into a long rapid with a log to avoid and smacked right into it lost the grip on my paddle and had a quick swim and a long walk to my boat. Carberry reminded me of a mini Mill Creek run with alot of boulders gardens and swift water. I was able to calm my nerves and paddle the rest of the way without trouble.

When I got home saturday evening I seen that Will from oregonrafting.org and Zach had plans to hit Applegate sunday morning so I was on the way back up their in the morning, I had never met them and was looking forward to it. Their ended up being 5 kayakers and the raft. The Applegate run is something we all look forward to when the rain and snow come, it's always fun and you can do lap after lap on it. I was a little nervous on the second run because I was the only kayaker running it with Will and Zach, but we aced the run in record time for me. I have to say this paddling community is awesome I'm having a great time meeting new people all the time.

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