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Topic: Upper Sultan Release 4/25
Posted By: septimus prime
Subject: Upper Sultan Release 4/25
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2015 at 9:38am
Sign up here:

http://www.snopud.com/?p=2118

Need 6 to make it happen.

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Jon Shell Bee



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Posted By: jondufay
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2015 at 10:00am
Done!

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ahh, f--- it dude, lets go boating...


Posted By: jonlcrain
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2015 at 2:49pm
Done!


Posted By: jP
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2015 at 6:33pm
Awe sh*t. Out of town. Sunofabitch!!!

Wow. A Sultan release- that should spice up this dry season...

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Posted By: huckin harms
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2015 at 7:20pm
check


Posted By: water wacko
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2015 at 7:27pm
Done.

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"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive." ~Howard Thurman


Posted By: AdamG
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2015 at 8:06pm
Check!


Posted By: Fun Eli
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2015 at 10:20pm
Done.


Posted By: SOPBOATER
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2015 at 11:04pm
Registered. Was totally stoked to see that in my e mail this morning. Thanks Tom, thanks Andy.


Posted By: Travisimo
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2015 at 11:15pm
I am sooooo there!

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H2O please


Posted By: jondufay
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2015 at 7:05am
oh dang, looks like a bunch of hooligans...

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ahh, f--- it dude, lets go boating...


Posted By: SOPBOATER
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2015 at 7:59am
I wonder if sno pud is going to be shocked when they see the turnout.


Posted By: James
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2015 at 8:03am
probably not, the miner at the top will be though. Anyone taking a pole to rustle the redds?




Posted By: SOPBOATER
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2015 at 12:00pm
I don't think redd rustling is legal or ethical in that stretch. If water isn't too high though you will likely see spawning pairs on the tailouts. Could be some good watching.


Posted By: Nick
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2015 at 1:30pm
Ch-yah Buddy! 

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Nick Baughman
(425) 359 - 8469


Posted By: jP
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2015 at 5:14pm
fu*k I wish I could go. Out of State that Date.

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Posted By: slpughmd
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2015 at 10:28pm
This run has been on my bucket list for a long time. If I come over from Spokane can I hook up with someone's crew for the day?


Posted By: James
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2015 at 2:52am
Originally posted by SOPBOATER

I don't think redd rustling is legal or ethical in that stretch. If water isn't too high though you will likely see spawning pairs on the tailouts. Could be some good watching.


i was of course kidding this aint the wafakes brah. i do know how you love eyeballin the hens getting all blushed and heated tho. you should take kitters and the grey so they can figure out how courtship works.

ill be running the big slides with my daughter down south at GWL that weekend. at least we will all be meeting water and gravity still.


Posted By: water wacko
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2015 at 7:21am
Anyone know how much water they're going to release?

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"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive." ~Howard Thurman


Posted By: SOPBOATER
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2015 at 7:26am
A low medium I gathered Brett.


Posted By: water wacko
Date Posted: 06 Apr 2015 at 10:27pm
Just received an email saying at least 50 people had signed up. Hell yeah!!!


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"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive." ~Howard Thurman


Posted By: imageAK
Date Posted: 06 Apr 2015 at 10:49pm
700cfs!

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aint nobody got time for that!


Posted By: huckin harms
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2015 at 11:46am
A recent email from Sultan PUD raises a potential issue concerning this event... parking. With so many participants we will (as a community) need to address this somehow so that it doesn't reflect poorly on us. How to address this is the question? I think the answer is somewhat obvious but it will require a bit of effort on our part to organize the logistics. Any ideas?


Posted By: Jed Hawkes
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2015 at 11:56am
It sounds like taking out at the confluence of the sky will be best. The fishing access will be way to small. as far as put ins are concerned i'm not sure.

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Posted By: BIGWATER
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2015 at 1:07pm
We will need 10 small vehicles that can carry 8 people and there boats and gear to the put in....time for some more boaters to buy a Toyota Previa! Shuttle drivers would also help to reduce parking at the Putin.


Posted By: water wacko
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2015 at 2:04pm
Indeed, I recall consolidating at a nearby parking lot and driving up from there. Maybe other groups can consolidate elsewhere so as not to overload one area. Shuttle rigs that can carry lots of boats and people would be a prudent choice. It might also be prudent to take some initiative and form the group you'll be boating with, beforehand... hatch a plan for your group that involves put-in, take-out, and shuttle logistics so that the large group of 76+ paddlers will act as a bunch of smaller independent groups... reducing the overall amount of vehicles to the put in and take out, as well as being more organized individually. Once on the river, stick with your group. The standard take out for the lower Sultan (at the fishing access) is not very big and may accommodate 8 cars, maybe. Of course, you need a pass to park there. Taking out at the powerhouse (put in for the Last Nasty section), I assume, is also an option.

If you haven't been on the Sultan at all expect your group is gonna take a little longer. If you've done it, try and get there early, anticipating your group will move faster through the canyon and put-in logistics.

It would be GREAT to pull this trip off without a hitch and NOT have any problems with folks 'just showing up' hoping to be taken care of and 'shown the way'. Take some responsibility for your group and lesson the burden of the PUD for providing us this opportunity, lessen the load on the community by having a pre-plan for your group's shuttle and respectful parking arrangement; i.e. not having 70 cars at the fishing access take out. And increase the worth of American Whitewater (who basically spearheads events like this) by acting in a respectful adult manor. Our behavior as a community at events like this has a big sway during AW's negotiations of future events. Please act accordingly.

Be proactive y'all and pre-plan, this is definitely a trip that deserves it and may open future opportunities if we act like a bunch of well-mannered, intelligent folks.


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"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive." ~Howard Thurman


Posted By: PowWrangler
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2015 at 2:15pm
.I'll be sitting this one out so that will reduce the hoards by one.  700 cfs sounds decent to me...seems like the high flow day from that study was just a bit north of there and it was an ok level. 

I recommend bringing along some duct tape, etc. for if/when your boat gets a crack.  James and I both cracked ours in the first two miles back in '08 and it made for a more sporty experience.

I'll be looking forward to hearing about the wood situation, hope it's a good one!


Posted By: jP
Date Posted: 18 Apr 2015 at 4:44am
It was '07 I am pretty sure, Dave.
But yeah kids- bring duct tape.
Bring a spare drain plug.
Bring a few break down paddles too.

Damn some gear got fu*ked up on that trip. Must be some excommunicated Gnomez who were banished from the Stilly Kingdom, who made their way over the divide to "Homestead" in the Sultan drainage. No longer "Robe Gnomes", now simply "Rogue Gnomez"...watch out.

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Posted By: PowWrangler
Date Posted: 18 Apr 2015 at 9:36am
.Forgot about Brad breaking his paddle in landslide.  I think he paddled the rest of the way out with the broken shaft stuffed vertically in his pfd.  Good times.


Posted By: huckin harms
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2015 at 7:11am
Sultan P&R is a good spot to consolidate vehicles. This will help to minimize our impact at the Takeouts. Or the river access at the confluence has a large parking area...


Posted By: tiziak
Date Posted: 22 Apr 2015 at 6:31am
Who's bringing a chainsaw?

Ha!

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Daniel Patrinellis
360.434.4616


Posted By: water wacko
Date Posted: 22 Apr 2015 at 9:01am
Especially if rafts are dropping in. I was going to suggest rafters, but.. they'll be behind most folks anyway.    Can we get a smiley guy with a sign that says Prepare For Wood ?? haha

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"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive." ~Howard Thurman


Posted By: water wacko
Date Posted: 22 Apr 2015 at 6:32pm
Over 100 people signed up as of today... 

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"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive." ~Howard Thurman


Posted By: ChristianKnight
Date Posted: 22 Apr 2015 at 9:00pm
Is there a Sunday release, as well?

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Catch your eddies,
Christian


Posted By: 1150lbsofaire
Date Posted: 23 Apr 2015 at 5:26pm
anyone from the gorge headed up? my car just crapped the bed

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lookin for a bow cap for a storm


Posted By: jP
Date Posted: 23 Apr 2015 at 7:04pm
Damn, Hans- would love to know you got up there and boated that shiz yo~~

Part of me wishes I was gonna be there, part of me is glad to miss the Throng of it. Thats a lot of people.

Its great yall are adressing the shuttle/parking logistics, but I think its kinda funny how everyone (seems to) feel like they all gotta put on at the same time and cram down in there.

I'm going out to the rolling silky saltwater where I can have some breathing room. May not seem like it, but I absoluty love boating with Each and Every one of you* but it does not mean I want to boat with Each and Every one of you at the same time!!

*well, ok, maybe there is one boater I...well, no need to go into that

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Posted By: jP
Date Posted: 23 Apr 2015 at 7:08pm
Originally posted by James



i was of course kidding this aint the wafakes brah. i do know how you love eyeballin the hens getting all blushed and heated tho. you should take kitters and the grey so they can figure out how courtship works.

ill be running the big slides with my daughter down south at GWL that weekend. at least we will all be meeting water and gravity still.


Damn dude, I remember when you had "Fisherman" plugged into PP as a profane word no different than sh*t, fu*k, etc. What happened to you man?

Just joshin'...


....Brah

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Posted By: Fun Eli
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2015 at 7:49am
So, just getting ready to leave Seattle around 8:15am. If anyone would like to carpool, give me a shout:
34 seven - 7 for 6 - 6 for 89

I will be going straight to the Sultan Park and Ride as suggested by Thomas OKeef in the email he recently sent out. See you all there:

"The Sultan Park and Ride is a good place to meet and consolidate shuttles (942 Stevens Pass Hwy, Sultan, WA). You have a couple options for a take-out. You can take-out at the powerhouse (either river right or river leftóriver right has a little bit better access but river left is easier for shuttle logistics as you can access the powerhouse from 116th St SE off of Sultan Basin Road). Trout Farm Road has space for about 20 cars if you are continuing on down through Last Nasty (please donít park in the road or block driveways). If things are really jammed up at Trout Farm Road, you can always continue on down to Sportsmenís Park at the confluence with the Skykomish."


Posted By: LisaF
Date Posted: 26 Apr 2015 at 12:17pm
Anyone know anything about the rafting fatality? One report said he wasn't wearing a lifejacket, but I find that hard to believe (either written wrong or it got pulled off?). Another article made it sound like it was just downstream of the Culmback dam.


Posted By: Fun Eli
Date Posted: 26 Apr 2015 at 4:36pm
It was 4 locals (not participants in the upper Sultan release) who put in at the power house to run the lower, without proper safety gear (helmets, PFD's, etc.), and flipped (I believe in Last Nasty). The man who died was a 38 year old from Sultan, WA. Apparently some kayakers participating in the upper release were responsible for getting the other 3 people to safety. Those are the only details I have been able to discern from various sources, so I will not comment further.

Sucks.


Posted By: Jed Hawkes
Date Posted: 26 Apr 2015 at 6:55pm
I will make A full report on Monday to answers everyone's questions.

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