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  Quote stacey Replybullet Topic: Halloween Paddlers Style
    Posted: 21 Oct 2008 at 8:37am
The 1st annual Halloween Howl featuring the Great Pumpkin Chase is just around the corner! It's Saturday, November 1st at Northwestern Lake and you're invited! Have you found a costume yet?

For those of you bold enough to dare the challenge, The Great Pumpkin Chase will be on the Middle White Salmon and will put your boating skills, and your luck, to the test.

Prizes, raffles, potluck BBQ, and great friends! This is what it's all about! Our sponsors have really stepped up with some amazing gear that's coming in daily. So put on your costume, get your paddling gear ready, and see if you can't scare yourself up a prize!

Schedule of Events:

12:oo pm - 12:45 pm: Registration opens at Northwestern Lake, WA

1:00 pm: Costume Contest at Northwestern Lake (incorporating your personal, non-motorized watercraft is highly encouraged)

1:45 pm: Carpool/set shuttle for chase (Directions available at registration)

2:30 pm: The Great Pumpkin Chase (a class III chase with class IV skills)

3:30 pm - til sunset: Potluck BBQ, games, and a killer raffle with lots of prizes


Chase Details: Paddlers line up along a section of the Middle White Salmon River waiting for the Great Pumpkin to toss miniature pumpkins into the river. Paddlers race each other to collect the mini gourds, negotiate the section of river safely, and use the gourds  for a “pumpkin raffle” at the evening's BBQ. Chase Entrance Fee $10, includes 5 raffle tickets for the evening raffle as well as the chance to collect pumpkins for the “pumpkin raffle”.

Rules: The basic “No No’s”
- No pulling spray skirts off or deliberately trying to cause someone harm.
- No intentional paddle blades to the face.
- No intentional movements to make a flipped boat unsuccessful at their roll attempts.
- No touching of the “Pumpkin’s Boat”, you’ll be disqualified and must give back all of your pumpkins


A huge Thank You to our sponsors:

AT, IR, Kokatat, NRS, Outdoorplay, Wind Cellars, World Kayak, WRSI, Yakima

Go to http://www.outdoorplay.com/halloweenhowl/ for more info and to check out some of the prizes.
 
See ya there!
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  Quote stacey Replybullet Posted: 21 Oct 2008 at 8:44am
Sorry, I'm an idiot! I should have put this under events.
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  Quote PaulGamache Replybullet Posted: 22 Oct 2008 at 2:09pm
Ryan Scott is also premiering Scrapbook VII that night as well.  Sure he'll post more on that when it gets closer.
 
Sounds like an awesome weekend to head down to Hood River. 


Edited by PaulGamache - 22 Oct 2008 at 2:09pm
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  Quote CRG Productions Replybullet Posted: 23 Oct 2008 at 12:24pm
The weekend activities are building.

The World Premiere of Northwest Video Scrapbook # 7 is November 1st at Everybody's Brewing in White Salmon, Washington. Show starts at 8:30pm. Plenty of time to warm up from the river events and enjoy the latest local whitewater action.

For more on the video and other premiere dates you can check out www.gorgehits.com

Edited by CRG Productions - 23 Oct 2008 at 2:17pm
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  Quote James Replybullet Posted: 23 Oct 2008 at 2:58pm
Ok so what is that drop that is at 1:25 in this video... Who ... where .. .thats awesome....

Nice work Ryan... looks like another must see !!!!

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  Quote PaulGamache Replybullet Posted: 23 Oct 2008 at 3:14pm
Think it's Evan, definitely Lower Lewis
 
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  Quote dave Replybullet Posted: 23 Oct 2008 at 3:17pm
If someone trades me their large Burn, then maybe I could do stuff like that!
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  Quote CRG Productions Replybullet Posted: 23 Oct 2008 at 4:39pm
Thanks James!

You got it Paul, that's Evan Garcia with his graceful style on large drops. Keep an eye on his blog this next year!
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  Quote Fish Replybullet Posted: 30 Oct 2008 at 9:19am
Hey All,
Just a reminder that a bunch of us are heading south to Hood River this weekend.  Low water Truss on Saturday with the CRG party on saturday night. Yeah Buddy!   
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  Quote Yotes Replybullet Posted: 30 Oct 2008 at 9:34am
Awesome! I'll be doing the pumpkin chase on Saturday, and the CRG party afterwards. See you guys down there!
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  Quote James Replybullet Posted: 30 Oct 2008 at 9:37am
I hope you have a great turnout Ryan... I would be down for sure but my Dad has his birthday this weekend so I'm out. Good luck and someone get some photos and video, I gotta see the race !!!
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  Quote James Replybullet Posted: 03 Nov 2008 at 7:28am
Tell me someone got some photos or footage of the event...

I would love to check it out... SOunds like a killer time!!!
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  Quote stacey Replybullet Posted: 03 Nov 2008 at 11:43am
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We had an amazing turnout for the 1st annual Halloween Howl and Great

Pumpkin Chase! With 44 registered chasers including a raft, the Great

Pumpkin and the Grim Reaper had their work cut out for them! The two

showed off their river skills paddling a tricky section of river while

tossing pumpkins to the eager and enthusiastic crowd. And the chasers

showed clever ingenuity in stashing pumpkins on their body while still

hitting their lines! What a show for the crowd at Maytag!

 

Just in case you're still wondering, as if their mad skills didn't

give them away, our masked pumpkin leaders were none other than

Heather and Nate Herbeck! They did a fantastic job providing a

challenging chase and hitting those tight eddies! What a team!

 

Fun chase, big laughs, cold swims, and hot food....all with great friends!

That's what it's all about. Thanks for coming out!

 

Oh, and the keys and throw rope found their way back to the owners but

we do still have an unclaimed left handed size large NRS glove. Give a

shout if it's yours.


Here's a link to some shots of the chase. I'll post more as I get them.


http://flickr.com/photos/brian_j_zabel/sets/72157608599392293/



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  Quote James Replybullet Posted: 03 Nov 2008 at 11:58am
Thats awesome... Great shot.... even the fog and clouds say spooky!!!


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