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Just cruising

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Class: II+(III)      GMap
1. Dam to Kanaskat-Palmer State Park (Headworks)
Trip Date: 5/20/2012
Written on: 5/21/2012
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  This trip was set up for just a nice float down a relatively easy stretch of water.  There were 6 of us with a wide range in skills, ages. 

  After running the first stretch to the first surfable wave we ran into a class from the Kayak Academy in Issaquah and another group of about 5, which could make for a slightly crowded river.  We had a relatively uneventful float and I finally had the opportunity to ride the main flow down RR drop (In the past I've been the person to lead people down the sneak off the weir...and seen a few people get chewed up  there).  We ran the river to the takeout just below LD 1 and took out. 

I was paddling a Big Dog Havoc and continue a bit of frustration at the short stern.   I like it but has a wicked tendency to catch the stern.  Need to be a bit more forward as I come into waves and holes to keep it out.

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