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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
I've been moving photos around to a new computer, and it is bringing back memories. Here are a few photos I rediscovered this morning. These photos are from a 2012, when I spent a season guiding down in Patagonia.
|Approaching Glacier Grey|
|Me! Checking out ice.|
|Repetition at the edge of the ice.|
|If only it were a little lower...|
|The colors were amazing. So many shades of blue.|
Monday, February 9, 2015
Jason, Michelle and I headed out to Neah Bay, with the intent of trying to paddle around Cape Flattery, which Michelle and I had never been around before. Winds are currently unseasonably strong easterlies in the Strait, which means if any incidents happen we could be pushed rather quickly out and away from land. The day we planned on attempting our trip the winds were regularly 25kts, with gusts higher. We decided it wasn't possible to feel safe enough to attempt this given conditions, so we paddled to Waadah Island, checked out the exposed east side, and surfed back to Neah Bay, after which we drove back to Hobuck Beach and spent the afternoon surfing. We also found big carcasses on the beach, a sea lion and a young humpback whale. Very large and pungent.
|Paddling upwind to surf back.|
|Stinky Sea Lion.|
|Michelle watching her first whale!|
|Jason avoiding the closeout.|
|Watching Jason get endered 2x.|
|The wave as it broke.|
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
|House Rocks lead in Pt. 1|
|Lower House Rock.|
|A Frame Drop- A bit boney at 900 cfs!!|
|Dale Finding a Harder Line.|
Friday, January 9, 2015
Leslie, Chuck and I took canoes down the South Fork of the Stillaguamish River last weekend, knowing that the floods were coming. The gauge read 4.57 when we left, and by midnight had spiked to 12.7 feet well after we were all safely home and asleep. It only rose .09 feet while we were on the water. We surfed, poled, and even did a bit of lining over some of the shallow sections. This section can have a bit of wood, which we were mindful of, but there were never any issues. It was Chuck's first time down a river in over a year. Great work, Chuck!
|Ice oozing from clay layers.|
|Working on attainments.|
|Difficult bottom material.|
|Chuck almost on the wave.|
|Breaking out of the eddy.|
|Cross deck surfing stroke?|