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Postby viking » Sat May 06, 2017 12:03 am

Chariotdriver in Elk Horn rapid on Salmon River in Idaho. Flow around 25+K CFS White Bird. Line chosen to demo the LSA/241. For those of weaker constitution, the waves/holes can be avoided except at a few pinch points. Although river-reading isn't super important at this flow, this rapid does convey the relative absence of pools that begins above Buckskin Bills. Ya gotta pay attention a LOT more than farther down the river.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=io5EQMX27GI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cBemvVNYdk
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Re: Elk Horn

Postby lovetheedge » Sat May 06, 2017 3:39 pm

From the angle of the shot, I can't see a line to run, must have been a lot of water going thru there as the waves were all across the river.
How did you guys handle gas resupply?
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Re: Elk Horn

Postby viking » Sat May 06, 2017 7:00 pm

A smooth line isn't obvious from the camera view. There's no avoiding a few waves, but so it goes. Also, the low water line is definitely different.

We refueled at Spring Bar -> Riggins. Spring Bar is almost exactly mid-point between Corn Creek and Confluence. I started each leg with 140 gal on board, but would have felt comfortable with 130 gal.
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Re: Elk Horn

Postby chariotdriver » Sat May 06, 2017 7:05 pm

lovetheedge wrote:From the angle of the shot, I can't see a line to run, must have been a lot of water going thru there as the waves were all across the river.
How did you guys handle gas resupply?


Dennis, the line has more to do with playing around versus the most efficient/smoothest (stole a page from the Brandon have fun on the river operating manual). I have been admonished for not meeting expectations. There are a few good lines up this rapid at 25K which are very smooth. For the fuel re-supply we decided to not do an illegal on the river refuel.......we loaded the boats on the modified bathtub trailers then headed to Riggins for a refuel. It was a nice half-time break from the arduous journey :)
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Re: Elk Horn

Postby chariotdriver » Sat May 13, 2017 10:22 pm

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Re: Elk Horn

Postby lovetheedge » Sat May 13, 2017 11:42 pm

Wish I was there, lots like a blast.
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Re: Elk Horn

Postby smitty » Sun May 14, 2017 2:39 am



Need this guy to watch for sticks, plastic bags, and sharp rocks that are 5" below surface
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Re: Elk Horn

Postby misterwinkey » Wed May 17, 2017 6:22 pm

Love the videos. Subscribed to both channels on YouTube. Always brightens up my day!
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