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  Quote Fish Replybullet Posted: 16 Oct 2008 at 12:12pm
I'll be there Saturday as well.
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  Quote huckin harms Replybullet Posted: 20 Oct 2008 at 1:10pm

Good times on Sat-  I posted some shots in the gallery.  Looks good with more rain on the way. 

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  Quote James Replybullet Posted: 20 Oct 2008 at 3:32pm
I will tell ya what would look good in the gallery,

All the carnage footy from Friday and Sat!!!!

Maybe I'm the only one that likes that stuff thought...

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  Quote James Replybullet Posted: 20 Oct 2008 at 8:13pm
Props to Harms and JP for the footage and beta on the
Robe Page!

Robe Page

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  Quote STLboater Replybullet Posted: 20 Oct 2008 at 10:30pm
sweeet bowstall.  That took some balls JP.
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  Quote ajohnson Replybullet Posted: 21 Oct 2008 at 10:15am

Anyone wanna run Robe this afternoon (tuesday). I'll be at the take out around 2:30 or 3. Post a reply or leave a message @ 206-446-8825.

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  Quote huckin harms Replybullet Posted: 23 Oct 2008 at 7:45am
Anyone get out last couple days?
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  Quote jP Replybullet Posted: 25 Oct 2008 at 7:07pm
all this cold and clear weather has me focused on getting caught up on work, since Robe remains low. Glad we caught it when we did recently. Going paddling somewhere tomorrow though (sunday) to keep the rhythm going. call me if you're doin somethin.
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  Quote Fish Replybullet Posted: 26 Oct 2008 at 10:37am
Every time i see the "Robe Watch" post i get excited, but then reality sets in,  that it hasnt rained  and its too low. Thanks for getting my hopes up geez  
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  Quote JoesKayak Replybullet Posted: 29 Oct 2008 at 12:07pm
Took a hike down Robe trail on Sunday... It was beautiful... water is clear now even!

There is still a log at the top of Lil Miss Sunshine.
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  Quote James Replybullet Posted: 01 Nov 2008 at 8:36am
I am activating the Robe Watch....

Having a hard time finding takers for this afternoon so I will continue to be steadfast in my pursuit for the goodness. The level is low but it is going to hold and then blast through the roof so lets get some while its good! Call or Pm if you interested.

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  Quote PowWrangler Replybullet Posted: 01 Nov 2008 at 12:12pm
I'd be interested in a Sunday run.  The level should be better as well.
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  Quote jP Replybullet Posted: 03 Nov 2008 at 6:38pm
There you go. Thanks for the call on Sat, Dave! I was down South, otherwise I'd have loved to join in the fun.
 
James, I'm glad you activated the "Robe Watch". It's not a Wetmouse thang, it's a community thang.
 
Sorry to tease you, Fish. Soon, I'm confident that we'll be Robe-a-dobe'n all we want, maybe even having to shy away from the old man when he gets into his raging highwater moods...
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  Quote James Replybullet Posted: 13 Nov 2008 at 11:03am
Does this constitute activation  of the Watch?


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  Quote James Replybullet Posted: 13 Nov 2008 at 11:04am
I am just so curious about the changes well see!!!!
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  Quote jondufay Replybullet Posted: 13 Nov 2008 at 11:20am

keep me in the loop this weekend...eyes on the prize.

ahh, f--- it dude, lets go boating...
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  Quote PowWrangler Replybullet Posted: 20 Nov 2008 at 11:48am
Anyone been down since the high water?  Looking forward to getting in there this weekend and am curious about the wood situation.
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  Quote Fish Replybullet Posted: 20 Nov 2008 at 11:53am
The log in last sunshine has been moved out of the drop, and has found a home out of the way down stream per a recent report last week.
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  Quote jondufay Replybullet Posted: 20 Nov 2008 at 12:09pm
we were in there last saturday at 5.6-
 
T1 and T2 are still the same...last sunshine is different, center boof is still the way to go, but it is not the gimmie that it once was, lotta shifting around in there.  Hotel is still the same, so is hole in the wall.  Faceplant has a nice tounge going through it, now so it got greasier...same line, just easier.  the mitt is still the same, most of the logs have blown out of garbage, but big boulders have fallen in.  can still sneak on the far left channel and ferry infront of the log. 20 foot (cats wang) is still the same.  Off broadway had a nasty rock fall in right in the pinch before the hit at  the bottom...we portaged that on the left.  conversation is still good to go.  mrs robinsons looked super sticky, no outflow on the right or left...we opted to portage that instead of risking explosion at the bottom.  The run was free of wood.  All the changes are obvious with prudent scouting.  you may want to check out sunshine before dropping in. 
 
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ahh, f--- it dude, lets go boating...
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  Quote PowWrangler Replybullet Posted: 20 Nov 2008 at 1:33pm

Great beta duf, thanks.  Ms Robs is sounding scary..

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  Quote jP Replybullet Posted: 25 Nov 2008 at 12:57am
We ran it sunday 11/23. My first trip since the punctuated but brief flooding events from the last few weeks. it was just under 5'.

Here's my take:

T1: I ran the left while everyone else ran right. Mankier on the left at the top now.
Sunnyside Up: Center Boof seemed just as fluffy as always.
Hole In Da Wall: Not as verticle. Less teeth, more tongue.
Faceplant: Rock in the middle of top ledge makes the rapid more technical, yet it
      seemed less turbulent than in the past. Those rocks on R.Left at the bottom (used
       to stick out about 1' above the water) seem to have raised up. Or perhaps the eddy
      behind them is lower now. the rocks are more like 4 or 5' above the waterline.
Garbage: Same line as I always use: A straight Left to Right Cross current move. It's
     tighter now, there's a big boulder on the left that seems to have been upturned so
     that it's large flat face is facing upstream. It has a beefy verticle pillow slamming into
     it, but at 5' or so, it only encourages left to right movement. More intimidating, but
     really similar.Whatever you do, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, should you run
     Garbage along the FAR RIGHT BANK! Unless you are working on your verticle pin
     inverted broach freestyle maneuvers!
Off Broadway: As Duff Man says, the second half of the rapid is entirely different. Fish
     and I think the first part (the broken ledge full of boof flakes) is lower and flatter now,
     but I'm not sure. But the second half: a channel has totally cleaned out on R. Left. 
     You can avoid the right channel by wiggling through some guard rocks after the boof
     ledge. But you know, the right side is good to go. It's just very tight. It seems like a
     class III line with class V consequence. Big hole backed up by an even bigger
     pillow. Might need to get roped out. Ride the right-bound curler and it's all good.
Mrs. Robinson seemed more ramp like on the left side. I found it easy to grease the
     typical seam, but there was some carnage in that hole that day!!! Watch out!!

There's been all sorts of minor changes all along the whole run, but overall I'm under the impression that it's cleaner now. The lower flows may or may not feel cleaner. 4.97' was not manky at all in my opinion.


Edited by wetmouse - 25 Nov 2008 at 1:04am
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  Quote James Replybullet Posted: 25 Nov 2008 at 8:20am
Glad to hear that she is still in form... Its such a question mark on that run with 10+ feet on the stick. The rock seems young at heart and something tells me that canyon is not done changing... Bummed I missed ya Sunday JP, Lookin forward to gettin some Robe'ns with ya, soon!
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  Quote toddg Replybullet Posted: 25 Nov 2008 at 10:04am
2 runs since flood, 5.8 & 5.5

... Lil miss sunshine same as ever .. no wood.

... hole in the wall -- far left slot seems to have opened up sufficiently

... faceplant -- fun left-to-right tech line above first ledge .. regular otherwise

... garbage -- higher flows seem less friendly on the center rock .. careful of wood in the seam at the bottom

... off broadway -- main center line 1st drop is just a ramp now; great 4' boof slot to the left of that, easy to spot as you drop in; 2nd part is, as mouse sez, all good far left (good eddy on left between 1st & 2nd parts), & on the old main line you just go center to hard right, no sweat. 

... mrs. robinson is fine. the far left "sneak" seems to be shut down, but you can just run the meat on the right & it spits you right thru, same as always. 

... miracle fabric is a little rowdier after the entrance ledge
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  Quote jP Replybullet Posted: 26 Nov 2008 at 9:56pm
Miracle Fabric: Which is that? It may be the one that we call "Dave's Back Cracker", or "Spinal Tap". That Rapid is the first (really the only ) significant one After Mrs. Robinson, other than the very last one before the T.O.

The rapid in question DID seem Rowdier: you go past that large boulder that sits just right of center, and the ledge beside it is backed up by a medium large underwater rock. It seemed even more backed up than before. I really had to power my strokes to climb up over the boily mess.
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  Quote ajohnson Replybullet Posted: 01 Dec 2008 at 9:36am

Its Monday and the Robe is 5.5. Anyone want to extend the holiday weekend for one more day...

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