A couple of weekends ago Greg Nicoll took this video of a run we did on the Skykomish from Cable Drop to Split Rock when the level was round 950 cfs. On the second lap of Boulder Drop he had the camera turned backward so it shows a different angle. And, as usual for any kayaking video, [...]
If you’re a beginner to intermediate whitewater kayaker around the Seattle area and are looking for people to boat with you might want to check out this sticky thread on Professor Paddle for beginners to organize runs. I always tell people to join the Washington Kayak Club too, because even if you don’t see runs [...]
Blair Williams and Rob McKibbin were doing the Index to Split Rock Skykomish run a few days ago when the level was 5,000 cfs, which is actually kind of a tricky level for Boulder Drop, the big Class IV drop – the entrance can be a little less complicated in the 6,000 cfs range I think. [...]
Unbeknownst to me, Dave Morrison was taking video last Saturday on our Skykomish River run through Boulder Drop. Here are the videos of us going through Ned’s Needle at around 2,000 cfs, a friendly level at which the horizontally recirculating eddy below the drop is not really in play. (I hear that at over 4,000 [...]
You might recall that a few months ago I posted about Stephen P., who joined us on a Class III Skykomish run after having done just a couple Class I-II runs before that, and who amazed us all by having a self-taught roll that turned out to be a really good hand roll (he would just [...]
Saturday was an awesome time on the Skykomish River, running from Cabledrop to Big Eddy. Kiran Bhageshpur (who also has a whitewater kayaking blog) organized the trip, a bunch of people showed up, and it was remarkable in that: a) I finally made a clean run on Boulder Drop and arrived at the bottom right side [...]
Ironic that I should have just done a post on whitewater kayakers being generally nice people. Thanks Lisa, and three guys we had just met, Kevin, Chuck, and Rick, for scooping up my yard sale below Boulder Drop yesterday!
Today we had an awesome run on the Skykomish at around 3500 cfs, starting from somewhere below Sunset Falls (Powerline?) all the way down to Big Eddy. For me this was kind of a step up to do Class III/III+ at a somewhat pushy level – naturally I flipped a few times but rolled back [...]