Kiss the rock

Novice whitewater training with the YCCC, June 19-21, 2004


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Posted Friday, June 25th, 2004 10:19 am

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Posted Friday, June 25th, 2004 11:42 am

Great job Chris! Pictures and comments tell the tale well. John

Posted Friday, June 25th, 2004 06:12 pm

Chris - I had no idea you were taking photos - nice job! It's also reassuring to see that someone else had similar difficulties accepting that decades of paddling experience only seemed to get in the way of the vertical paddle shaft, 1/1000th-of-a-second stroke.... thanks to Paul for drilling it in. Now, time to practise!

Posted Friday, June 25th, 2004 06:13 pm

That was Pippa talking.

Posted Monday, June 28th, 2004 10:18 am

Nice & funny! You should criticize Frank even more! Lester

Posted Monday, June 28th, 2004 01:35 pm

I'm going to advise Frank that he sue for libel. In fact, his shaft is usually quite vertical and pictures do lie! Yes, the paddle shaft should be vertical, but as seen from the bow! The photo is taken from an ANGLE (where did I recently hear that term repeatedly drowning out the roar of the rapids?) and so Frank,s paddle shaft appears less vertical when it is extended forward. Erin is doing a stern pry to close the ANGLE while ferrying and so her shaft should be ANGLED (there's that word again) back toward the stern of the boat. Great article Chris and thanks to all for some good theatre. Our group provided Andrew and Beth with quite a bit of novel entertainment as well. It was just a little quieter. Jay

Posted Monday, July 5th, 2004 10:19 am

Right on, Chris. And funny too. Bill.

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Posted Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 09:57 pm

Yes, there are a lot of chipmunks this year. Not sure extcaly why, but they tend to go through boom bust cycles, as to many small mammals. Perhaps the deep layer of snow was good insulation to allow more to survive the winter, perhaps abundant fall food allowed for good caches for the winter. There might be a corresponding bumper crop of some raptors.