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  Quote Yotes Replybullet Posted: 17 Jan 2008 at 1:16pm
I wish I could make it. I read about this one on Oregon Kayaking and I've always wanted to hear more about it (and see the pictures). Too bad I'm stuck on the other side of the mountains.
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  Quote Willy Replybullet Posted: 17 Jan 2008 at 1:24pm
Originally posted by James

I don't think I have ever seen a steersman that doesn't look or act like a CIA agent...
Really though... where were you racing... Suez Canal?
 
Coxswain, James. Get nautical, this is a boating site. Uh, right?
On the Nile, two races in Egypt. Pretty cool memories. Got more pics somewhere with donkeys and camels.
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  Quote cronar Replybullet Posted: 17 Jan 2008 at 1:45pm
Yeah it's amazing what people accomplished before the Internet just because they wanted to get out.  Jon you used to boat before I met you?  That's crazy.  I don't believe it.
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  Quote Tobin Replybullet Posted: 17 Jan 2008 at 1:52pm
""Got more pics somewhere with donkeys and camels. ""
 
Err, uhh,  yeah right. 
 
Anywho, 


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  Quote PowWrangler Replybullet Posted: 17 Jan 2008 at 2:19pm
Originally posted by cronar

Yeah it's amazing what people accomplished before the Internet just because they wanted to get out.  Jon you used to boat before I met you?  That's crazy.  I don't believe it.
 
Time for you to get off the internetz and get back to work Nick.
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  Quote dave Replybullet Posted: 17 Jan 2008 at 4:47pm
jalmquist sold me my first boat in 1991 and used to work at Pacific Water Sports! He help me learn to boat with some great advice and also sold me some good books to learn by. I tought myself to boat and he encouraged me while others were telling me I was going to die! I almost did die a few times, but I'm ok now!
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  Quote slickhorn Replybullet Posted: 18 Jan 2008 at 10:28am
Just wanted to say what an excellent event this was. 

The history of our sport is often clouded in myth and rumor -- nowadays we've got digital cameras, tiny camcorders, blogs, LVM, etc.  Back in the day, some truly amazing trips were undertaken, and this is just one of them. 

It was a real treat to hear more about this trip.  The My Everest tale on Rackley has long been a favorite of mine. 

I particularly enjoyed learning about the boating, Whaley made it sound like such a worthless logfest, where Sprague really made it sound like a quality run with steep price of admission. 

In any case, utmost respect for the skills, effort, and overall success of the mission.  Zero carnage, no close calls, and a sick flow on the GCE to get out. 

Damn impressive.  Thanks for the show Sprague, and SRK. 

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  Quote James Replybullet Posted: 18 Jan 2008 at 11:50am
I second all of that Brian...

That show was really interesting and all I can say is that was a wicked mission that makes everything I have ever done look like a roadside run in my backyard.

I mean there were 2 side missions longer than any boating trip I have done... and those were just missions to support the main mission. I don't really get the ski boots still but that just made it that much crazier!!!

Sprague... thanks that was awesome ...
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  Quote dave Replybullet Posted: 18 Jan 2008 at 6:18pm
They were mountain climbing boots, not ski boots. Need solid boots to kick steps in steep snowfields.
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  Quote Willy Replybullet Posted: 19 Jan 2008 at 1:50pm
So I emailed Sprague to thank him for coming out, and included a link to this discussion since he's not a PP member. I got this reply...
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Bill, Thank you again for the warm reception at the show.

I enjoyed the blog
[He means PP].  One of the entries mentioned Thunder Creek.  I dug up my notes and we ran it on 1 Oct 1995.  It was a great run.  If anyone cares, I am happy to share my notes.

I forgot to ask his name, but a guy at the show was interested about some of the creeks in the Park that we had not run.  I now have more information if he asks.

In general, I am happy to share whatever information I have to anyone interested in heading out into the unknown.  SA

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This man is a real adventurer and a terrific resource to our community if you want to check in with him. Happy paddling - bw
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  Quote PaulGamache Replybullet Posted: 19 Jan 2008 at 2:47pm
Thanks for posting that Bill, I was trying to pick Sprauque's brain about what he hadn't run in the area but had to run since my ride was leaving.

Thanks again for the slideshow.
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