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  Quote BRoss Replybullet Topic: Napeequa River
    Posted: 29 Nov 2012 at 3:39pm
Anyone ever heard anything about this being run? Seems like it would be an epic mission - has to be one of the biggest remaining unrun stretches in the state. 4000 feet climb in 5 miles with your boat, then drop the same down to the river. Canyon looks fairly inescapable with a 1000 foot gradient loss over something like 7 river miles. Here's the best pictures of the canyon i could find:

Napeequa Canyon

Upstream of the canyon

No trail access into the canyon from either end.

Google maps shows a lot of whitewater in there...

Just idle daydreaming...I'm not hardcore enough to try for this, maybe someone else will and write it up?
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  Quote Dale Replybullet Posted: 29 Nov 2012 at 4:39pm
My knees are kinda hurting right now. You guys go on without me. Good luck!
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  Quote tradguy2 Replybullet Posted: 29 Nov 2012 at 4:50pm
Jon Almquist told me it had been run before.  You might want to see if you can get some info from him. 
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  Quote WA-Boater Replybullet Posted: 29 Nov 2012 at 5:28pm
That's funny. I was just looking at a map the other night and noticed this river myself. Never realized there was a river between the Chiwawa and White feeding the Wenatchee.
My guess is it has been run or at least looked at by a boater. Gary Korb would be a good place to start - he is the pioneer of the Lost River - considered to be a pretty remote hard to access run in the area.
My thought the other night was it'd be similar to the white, chiwawa and/or little wenatchee.
But you never know. Might be an awesome run - still a poor effort to pleasure ratio though.

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  Quote jalmquist Replybullet Posted: 29 Nov 2012 at 9:29pm
Yep, I've heard that it's been run, at least by one group.  Of course I wasn't there to witness it...  Think it was Jim Good, Bob Duffner, et al back in the day.  Heard they humped it up over one of the passes (Little Giant?).  Would not be surprised if the Sprague, Eric, Scott crew ran it as well, but maybe not since at least Sprage & Eric focused on runs within the National Parks.   
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  Quote Sam_Graftton Replybullet Posted: 29 Nov 2012 at 9:35pm
http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/download.php?id=8230666179_a9ebd7d7b8p843759

Looks like there might be some wood?

Or is that on a different river?

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  Quote water wacko Replybullet Posted: 29 Nov 2012 at 10:15pm
Sprague told me he ran it with Eric and said it was a very pretty run.
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  Quote FLUID Replybullet Posted: 30 Nov 2012 at 12:01am
Pretty indeed !! I love hiking my boat through wild flowers around miles of wood choked mank... this pic looks like the miller ?? not to poo poo it.. but lets go !!   
 
 


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  Quote FLUID Replybullet Posted: 30 Nov 2012 at 5:52am

Check out the dude in the left hand side of this pick... looks like he's playing a killer round of Backcountry Golf...(minor water hazard)  We'll have to invite him to the Middle fork Salmon BCGA Invitational !!!

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  Quote James Replybullet Posted: 30 Nov 2012 at 7:53am
He is actually peeing in the river using one of those courtesy tubes so the the native wildlife don't see his willy or his stream of urine. It's the latest gadget for no impact hiking. You should see the one for number 2.
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  Quote BRoss Replybullet Posted: 30 Nov 2012 at 3:11pm
Right on, I figured someone must have ran it. Happy that there are still bigtime adventures just virtually in the backyard.
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