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Old 01-19-2010, 08:32 PM
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Photo from a canoe trip

This is a picture of some paddlers on our trip scouting Virginia Falls on the South Nahanni river. No, we didn't, we portaged.

Scanned some old slides and found it.
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:22 PM
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Looks like fun; is that a class 3? Did you do that in a canoe, looks like it needs a kayak?
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:24 PM
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No, we didn't, we portaged.
I had no idea that word was in your vocabulary!
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:27 PM
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Canoes. That falls is twice as high as Niagara Falls. Most of the rapids on the river are Class III. One rapid might warrant a IV.
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:31 PM
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Canoes. That falls is twice as high as Niagara Falls. Most of the rapids on the river are Class III. One rapid might warrant a IV.
Cool, but I would probably end up in the water, my canoe skills are not great.
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I had no idea that word was in your vocabulary!
My vocabulary increases the tighter my sphincter gets.
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:23 PM
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Hey that's a pretty good portage rig. I've always wondered about getting one of those. Sits the whole weight of the boat on your hips right?
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:32 PM
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I took a pack frame and some 3/4" flat steel stock. Bent the steel stock into a squashed Z shape when viewed from the side, and coated the steel in a liquid rubber. One leg of the Z drops into the pack frame tube and the boat sits in the rest of the Z. Very comfortable. That boat only weighs 54lbs though.
It's a flatwater boat. (18' Wenonah Jensen) That picture was taken in the Quetico. I was paddling a Royalex Old Town Tripper with a fabric deck on the Nahnni. Don't think I'd paddle a Tripper on the Nahanni again. The upper section is very technical and rocky. Something like a Blue Hole Starburst, Old Town Appalachian or Esquif Canyon would be much better up there although the cargo capacity would be less.
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Most impressive falls!

I didn't see the scale at first til I spotted the people in it!
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This is a picture of some paddlers on our trip scouting Virginia Falls on the South Nahanni river. No, we didn't, we portaged.

Scanned some old slides and found it.
didn't consider using the old "barrel" method?
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:35 AM
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The river is a United Nations World Heritage Park:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nahanni_National_Park_Reserve
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Kerry thanks for the beautiful photograph. Looks like fun.
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Cool picture. Thanks.
That looks pretty spooky.

I prefer my water fast and shallow.
And - In a Ducky.


Yep, Kerry. I did manage to pull that one around.
About 60 yards down stream where that creek hit the Salmon River however… I went swim’n.
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Old 01-20-2010, 05:01 PM
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Yep, Kerry. I did manage to pull that one around.
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I think we need to see proof of that.
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I think we need to see proof of that.
I'll see if there's a frame or two after that one.

“Pull…around” might be a deceiving line there.
That’s a push, not a dig/pull.

I came around backwards and then turned it “around” on the piece of flatter water beginning at the bottom of the pic.

Then things got nasty.
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