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ShifuCareaga

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so... random class 4- rapid today
« on: May 01, 2016, 07:50:50 PM »

Didn't expect that... and yeah I went under  :P About 2 miles above Copperas Creek launch area

I'm really new to kayaking and I'm just glad I'm fine because that was crazy. That's what happens you listen to your Fire element friends and go out. "Le'ts do the upper section [above Copperas], it'll be more fun with rain."

Shyeah... that's one way to put it. I'm wiped.

Here's a photo for y'all (of a calm area). There were probably about 12 waterfalls going, I only could get a couple. One was really high, another a 3 tier... and a third one was a slider I wanted to slide!

btw, yes, a trunk full of trash from the boat launch area :) up 746 "Big Branch River Boat Launch"
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Re: so... random class 4- rapid today
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2016, 10:11:10 PM »

I yakked today, also.  Albeit the much quieter Beech Fork River.  We've yakked for several years on several rivers, but never the "woolly" stuff.  The Upper Red can be dangerous if you don't know what you're  doing.  Glad you're safe and have a story to tell.
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ShifuCareaga

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Re: so... random class 4- rapid today
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2016, 09:41:12 AM »

I yakked today, also.  Albeit the much quieter Beech Fork River.  We've yakked for several years on several rivers, but never the "woolly" stuff.  The Upper Red can be dangerous if you don't know what you're  doing.  Glad you're safe and have a story to tell.

Lol me too!! Thanks!
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Re: so... random class 4- rapid today
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2017, 08:59:03 AM »

Shifu - did you run the upper Red section in a recreational kayak?  I have been working my way up to doing a more serious stretch like that and was wondering more about the details of your trip?  I have heard it can be done with a fairly basic kayak with a skirt.
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Re: so... random class 4- rapid today
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2017, 11:38:55 AM »

I was in a friend's inflatable kayak, and I'm a total novice, and that was a remarkable deluge day.

So yes, you can, most of the people out there were in recreational kayaks. It isn't always a class IV it's normally Class III at the worst.
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