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Monday, May 28, 2007

High Water Action, South Silver

This is how we get around. Ben Jackson "Beef Cake" stands proud with our wheels, South Silver put in.
David Maurier joined the crazy Kiwi's for a high water run. Luckily he's accustomed to kiwi speak, our way of thinking and getting down the river.
Our team managed to get in there before most, meaning most moves had a bit more more push than normal. Extra water on slides is a good thing! Make sure you get it right on "plastic surgery"
Image - David Maurier.
A Juicy "Sky Scraper", Paddler Zak Shaw
Image - David Maurier

Tijuana Taqeria, Boating followed by burrito's. All in all a good day out.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Running Golden Gate

Stocking up on Vitamin D. Kayaking in California means, amazing whitewater and long sunny days.
Image - Ben Jackson, Zak camera in hand.
Last week Nikki Kelly and Tanya Faux joined us for two day missions on "Golden Gate" The section is about 16km and is packed with cool moves. Nikki and Tanya had recently competed at the Reno River Festival, cleaning up and finishing 1st and 3rd. Tanya walked away $3000US better off.
Image - Zak Shaw, Nikki Kelly at the put in.

"Cross Training" Graham Charles sets up for Drainpipe the first real class 5 rapid. "Grum" is spending many hours in the saddle road cycling, paddling wild rivers and learning to fly a quadrofoil in preparation for a crossing of the Greenland Ice cap this August.
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Image - Zak Shaw

Southern Hemisphere represent. With Tanya (Aus) Grum, Nikki, Ben Jackson and Myself (NZ)
Nikki Kelly gets into her work on "Taco Bell"
Image - Zak Shaw

Sunday, May 20, 2007

California 2007 arrival

Ben Jackson gets involved in "Lovers Leap"
Image - Zak Shaw

Ive just completed a successful transition visiting the US embassy before leaving NZ with my work visa for 2007.
We touched down in Sacramento on a day which had "cooled down" with the non air condition outside temperature only reading 30c!
Ben Jackson and I have hit the ground running so to speak with a now registered vehicle, some quality kayaking missions along with the great American hospitality we have become accustomed to.
Including the day we arrived and one day soaked up dealing with insurance and eating burgers we have managed 6 out of the last 8 days on primo whitewater.

Image Zak Shaw - Bald Rock Canyon.
Graham Charles and Deter King (Cali whitewater pioneer on his 25th descent) enter the first rapids of Bald Rock.
Atom Bomb, if you choose to, Im not sure why you wouldn't this is one of the best overnight campsites ever! Rock, Rock slabs, Bedrock, it rocks, Bald rock.
Image - Zak Shaw
Wake up Bro! Curtain falls, 30ft. Day two gets under way for Ben
Image - Zak Shaw
Happy Foam slug.

If your onto it a party boat from Lake Orovillie will pick you up with the cold beers and save your team what I'm sure is 13 fantastic miles of fun flat lake paddling to the car! This is why we hang with Deter, "taking it easy"