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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Go the Waitaha

A good weekend was had. I managed to team up with Eden Sinclair. As mates who had traveled to Tibet during sep/oct last year it was great to team up again and be back on the river.
Photo - Eden places one of the final strokes needed, Waitaha River.

Scenic shot - The gorge sections in the Waitaha are amazing. Its a river that has alot more bedrock than other coast runs. Many of the rapids are locked inside constricted walls, schist boulders and overhanging beech forest.

Above photo - Trying to give the peace signal? Or Eden loves it when Ive got my camera out!
We spent a few hours breaking down the really steep boulder jumble rapids, before committing to the top gorge. Half way through is a nasty proposition that would require boofing over a huge hole and making an immediate 90 degree turn in a slot. The chances of being tossed back into the drop and not being flushed out seemed to high. Eden did his best to convince me it would be fine. Later downstream he confessed he had cracked a rib on the same drop on his last trip to the river! Nice guy.
We opted to portage and make the bold seal launch off the cliff wall below the drop.
Photo above.

Photo - Low flow, but many cool moves.

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