Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Is it spring yet?

The NWBPC official pool sessions have come to a close. There was a great turnout and it was good to see a lot of new faces and old.  As a reminder if you want to support the brigade and get involved join the club!

Thus far spring has been... interesting. We have had a mini freshet with low elevation snow pack getting an head start on melting at the end of March followed by cold nights and a reduction of flows. With precipitation in the forecast and and warmer temperatures (as I type the long range forecast is calling for snow...) some of the spring runs will hopefully come in.

With the Bowron stalled and the Willow hovering about a foot above play a trip to Likely was in order!   A good group hit the Upper Quesnel at a friendly level and found solid boating and some subtle changes in best drop that allow for a nearly straight shot between the top two holes.  *** The Constriction (Devils Eyebrow) has a nasty piece of WOOD in it.  The portage is not ideal and if Deep Throat or the holes that follow kick your ass the wood in the constriction could very well be a career ender***
Richard at the notch - notice the wood... Photo: Chris David

This is also the time of year to look for gear - keep an eye on the facebook page as there are a few boat swaps coming up and there tend to be some online deals as the more needy gulp back the koolaid and sell their older gear to finance the next new thing.   I know I moved into Kokatat's new Idol Dry suit and have to say it is way nicer than an old wet suit and drytop combo!

Remember the water is cold, and wood is a real possibility. Be prepared.

We'll see you on the river!
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