Hello ladies and germs...
After a very long, uneventful month of desert style dryness, the skies finally opened up. A couple days went by and Toby Macdermott, Chris Gragtmans, Adam Secrest and I drove to the ravens fork which had unfortunately dropped out really quick. After seeing the low level we decided to go to the horsepasture. After a very fast run on the horsepasture, and a long hike-out I was only half an hour late to work. The next day, Gragglesmoke called me up for some highwater green. We were hoping for maybe 400%-500%. When we got to the take-out we could see pretty quickly that it was way over 500%. We estimated it to be around 800%, and decided to hike in and look at the rapids.
Posing before the steep drop-in. (Photo: Chris Gragtmans)
Groove Tube (Alas, this photo was the last color photo my camera ever took. Time for a new camera).
Deadly pocket in Nutcracker
Gragtmans in awe
Gorilla and the slides.
Gorilla, aka King Kong.
The Notch. One giant seam
Chief's. No piton hazard at this level.
Two-foot high Zwick's (Photo: Chris Gragtmans)
Go Left and die.
Gotta love those goofy canadians... (Photo: Chris Gragtmans)
And some shots by Ryan Moore a week later...
Ryan, you da man... thanks for those pics.
Silsbee signing out,