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by Uncle_Skwid
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Grand Canyon solo
Replies: 18
Views: 9166

Re: Grand Canyon solo

... a lot. His longest scout was two hours standing in the rain contemplating Granite Rapid, to which he can only say: What a rapid. What a line. Lava Falls was a quick 15 minute scout and didn't hold much of a candle to Granite. He never did see all the flat water people talk about in the Grand ...
by Carol
Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:04 am
Forum: C Videos
Topic: Lower Salmon and Snake
Replies: 5
Views: 4470

Re: Lower Salmon and Snake

'Twas a "Grand" experience, swam Lava- not by choice thou. Our trip was lucky with weather, and all the hot spots for hiking, etc we had to our selves. It was a great 60th B-day present to myself!!! Love the Lower Salmon, we've done it twice ...
by Matt Fritz
Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Pépé - An extra wide slalom C1
Replies: 60
Views: 12750

Re: Pépé - An extra wide slalom C1

Jim, Just to be accurate, I talked to a few of the others on the grand trip and best we could figure the level at lava is between 7000 and 13000 cfs. Roy, The cross sections you pulled from an earlier post are cross sections from my wind c2. I do plan to take lines from pépé at ...
by Matt Fritz
Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Pépé - An extra wide slalom C1
Replies: 60
Views: 12750

Re: Pépé - An extra wide slalom C1

Jim, This is what Lava looked like when I was there. We think it was about 12000cfs, but not sure. Our trip leader, the guy in the red race kayak in the front, has done the grand 20 times and said he's never see Lava this chaotic. ...
by JimW
Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Pépé - An extra wide slalom C1
Replies: 60
Views: 12750

Re: Pépé - An extra wide slalom C1

Excellent - I'm quite jealous, my next trip is September next year but I want to be there now! Lava Vee wave seems to be the luck of the draw whether it backloops you or not, but getting flipped closer to the cheese grater must focus the mind somewhat! Last time I was ...
by Matt Fritz
Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Pépé - An extra wide slalom C1
Replies: 60
Views: 12750

Re: Pépé - An extra wide slalom C1

... Overall after 16 straight days of paddling I think durability of pépé is good. It was a trip of a lifetime. Matt This is hermit rapid below. On lava, I was able to punch through the v-wave hole but was flipped by an even bigger crashing wave just above the cheese grater rock.
by JimW
Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: A bit scared....
Replies: 33
Views: 8350

Re: A bit scared....

... of worry and just an annoyance which spurs you on! Getting used to the way the boat moves on the water - I had a disagreement with someone at Lava kind of stemming from that. I had got used to the way the boat bobbed as I got into it (9 or 10 days in the saddle), I had scouted Lava and it ...
by JimW
Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Question re. Royalex deterioration over many years
Replies: 13
Views: 3590

Re: Question re. Royalex deterioration over many years

... so degradation is not a serious issue, it certainly felt stiff enough on the water and the one time we portaged it (Upset, I lined it down left of Lava). Some people do seem to have unrealistic expectations on the value of their boats! Are you able to look before you buy?
by JimW
Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Canoe for the Grand Canyon
Replies: 36
Views: 14100

Re: Canoe for the Grand Canyon

... There are a few trickier rapids depending on recent changes and levels - I couldn't visualize a line I had any confidence of making on Upset or Lava so portaged and lined them. If you rent the Moenkopi boat I'd advise taking spare anchors and glue with you, a couple pulled off on me and there ...
by CaliCanoe
Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: C Videos
Topic: Lava sideways/backwards and upright
Replies: 0
Views: 1188

Lava sideways/backwards and upright

25 Day trip on Grand Canyon. Dagger Caper tandem!
Oh, and my bow paddler has a broken fibula! No problem-we supported the ankle with inflated wine bags.
Get some!
http://vimeo.com/57340370
by cadster
Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Grand Canyon solo
Replies: 18
Views: 9166

Re: Grand Canyon solo

Doug finished his trip. Here's his run of Lava Falls: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGjBtk2uZog Here's what Doug says about his line: "Yeah, the V-Wave filled me up. it shows better from the front, but it's when I disappear at the start of the ...
by Cheeks
Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Grand Canyon Canoeing Video
Replies: 3
Views: 1026

Re: Grand Canyon Canoeing Video

So was I... :o I guess Lava has changed significantly in the last year or so, at least since the people who had previously run the river on our trip. It's a meaty line. Part of me would like to go back and clean up the mess a bit, and ...
by clarion
Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Grand Canyon Canoeing Video
Replies: 3
Views: 1026

Re: Grand Canyon Canoeing Video

Very cool Chris! I was leaning in my chair at Lava Falls. :lol:
by Wiggins
Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:38 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Winter in the Grand Canyon
Replies: 26
Views: 4019

Winter in the Grand Canyon

... was huge! Hermit had a massive wave, Sockdolager was basically a mid river vertical wall of water, the hole in Crystal was a monstrous wave, and Lava Falls was chaos on the water (at least it felt that way, I spent most of it upside down!). The total cost for the trip with permits, gear rental, ...
by ezwater
Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:09 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: An appeal to the CBoats community...
Replies: 5
Views: 1903

Well, I converted a Noah Lava into a Magma, the kayak version. I know there is an unaltered Magma in existence in the SE, so if you can find it, you can convert it to C-1. But consider..... people who paddled the c-1 version, only 24" ...