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Ogden Narrows Friday?

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Ogden Narrows Friday?

Post by Timmay on Thu 10 May 2012, 11:53 pm

Anyone up for doing a couple of laps on the Narrows tomorrow in the afternoon. I am hoping to meet up with some people sometime between 3 and 4pm.

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Re: Ogden Narrows Friday?

Post by Flying_Spaghetti_Monster on Fri 11 May 2012, 12:14 am

I may still be there if the flows hold.
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Re: Ogden Narrows Friday?

Post by Dave on Fri 11 May 2012, 12:58 am

Is it any easier now, compared to at 600? (I only have my playboat with me). I'll be passing through about 530-6. Will check if anyone's still there.

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Post by Flying_Spaghetti_Monster on Fri 11 May 2012, 9:17 am

Less pushy, but more rocks to avoid. I am sure you take a play boat. It was at a fun flow yesterday. There is a boof after poison Ivy that will knock your socks off. It will launch you everytime if you hit it right.
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Re: Ogden Narrows Friday?

Post by Wil on Fri 11 May 2012, 9:42 am

Dave,

I think Craig plans on being there around 5, and I will probably join him too if the water holds, as this was my goal for the season. I might have to take my river runner, as I can't find the skirt that fits my creeker. Do you still have your 5383 cell number?

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Re: Ogden Narrows Friday?

Post by Timmay on Fri 11 May 2012, 11:52 am

The river is still at 273. I should be able to be there by 3pm. If you want to join me, give me a call or text at six one six-three 08- six 849.

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Re: Ogden Narrows Friday?

Post by Wil on Fri 11 May 2012, 12:04 pm

Tim, I could be there at 4, but it will be my first time down the Narrows, so don't want to put someone I never boated with in possible harms way. I did the Murtaugh last month at 9k and didn't have any problems, but my background is more bigger water, not rocky/creeky like what the Narrows probably is now.

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Post by Flying_Spaghetti_Monster on Fri 11 May 2012, 1:00 pm

I will most likely still be there at 3. If you don't have float bags either don't come, buy some on the way, or expect to lose a boat. I am tired of fighting boats to eddies if they are full of water. Not being rude, but float bags are a safety issue.
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Post by Wil on Fri 11 May 2012, 1:05 pm

FSM, if you're talking to me, I definitely have them in my boat. I've had to do the same as you describe in the past, and it really freaking sucks. I hope to get the chance to boat with you today, as I have heard many stories about you.

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Post by Timmay on Fri 11 May 2012, 1:06 pm

I completely agree. I always have float bags in my boat. I will see you there about 3 and will hopefully get a lap in with you.

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Re: Ogden Narrows Friday?

Post by Dave on Fri 11 May 2012, 2:25 pm

Wil, yeah, same number, just haven't had phone service for last two months. Anyway, I'm still not completely sure... have only boated once in last 6 months. Think I might need a few more warm-up runs before I hit the narrows... Especially without my creeker. Anyway, Wil, I was thinking of doing Logan Sat, if you wanna join... it's flowing pretty good.

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Re: Ogden Narrows Friday?

Post by Craig.Bilderback on Fri 11 May 2012, 3:03 pm

I should be up there around 4:15-4:30. I'll be hanging out at the takeout.

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Post by Jeff Young on Fri 11 May 2012, 11:29 pm

Fun time today with a classy crew.
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Re: Ogden Narrows Friday?

Post by Flying_Spaghetti_Monster on Fri 11 May 2012, 11:41 pm

It was a fun day. 5 laps for my self. Lead multiple crews down. Had a few swimmers, but all were fine.
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Re: Ogden Narrows Friday?

Post by Wil on Sat 12 May 2012, 12:05 am

Daniel, thanks for the lead down on my first lap. Did another lap after you left, and it wasn't definitely as smooth, but lucky for me I didn't have any Timmays. Good boating with you all, hopefully she will get a little fluffier in the next week or two.

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Re: Ogden Narrows Friday?

Post by Flying_Spaghetti_Monster on Sat 12 May 2012, 12:49 pm

Yeah man it was good to meet you. I love the narrows from 250 cfs, and up. I know the run very well, and constantly play with different lines. I will gladly take anyone ready for the first run down.
It is a great run, with fun lines. I will say that it seems like swims at most flows suck. I don't believe you could die in the narrows, but getting bruised up is not fun. Just yesterday we had four swimmers, and one guy hurt his thumb very bad. My quick swim in a calm section to clip a pinned boat resulted in bruised shins, and knees.
Anyone that wants to run it for the first time needs to realize it is pretty continuous, and if you are not used to that it can be pretty full on. Most just get overwhelmed, flip, and swim. If you run it please have float bags, and have them secured, and inflated. I will be out of town for two weeks, but when I return if it is still running hit me up if you want to run it.
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Re: Ogden Narrows Friday?

Post by Compton Boater on Mon 14 May 2012, 3:55 pm

You can die on any run, you probably don't want to tell the river if it can or can't kill someone, it usually decides itself and you don't want to be the guy on its mind. Frankly the swims above 1200 last year were pretty death defying. Craig and Christian ran it more above 1,000 than anyone last year and the swim stories from them are hard core. Hopefully it comes back up!

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Re: Ogden Narrows Friday?

Post by Flying_Spaghetti_Monster on Mon 14 May 2012, 11:19 pm

Yeah that is true. Someone could die on a Class I section. I should not say that you could not die a certain run. I will say that when the river reaches 1,000, and above flush downing, and other things become a real issue. At 275 to 350 it is a pretty tame beast with hazards, but not the hazards seen at higher water. You can die on any river at anytime.
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Re: Ogden Narrows Friday?

Post by Compton Boater on Wed 16 May 2012, 12:33 pm

I agree 100%, tame beast at 300, angry lion above 1,000. And she is back at Tame beast level of 275 today, see you up there, may b the last of her.

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Re: Ogden Narrows Friday?

Post by Flying_Spaghetti_Monster on Thu 17 May 2012, 1:25 am

I am in the South East for three weeks. I guess I will miss out on my backyard run. So far we have hit some classics out here though. Section IV of the Chattooga, Watauga, and the plan is Gauley, Russel Fork, Cheoah, and finish with the Green Narrows. So far we have had a pretty fun trip. Enjoy the narrows while she is there. I love the narrows, and hate when she is being a bitch, and hurting people. Respect the river you never know what she can do. Be safe out there.
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Re: Ogden Narrows Friday?

Post by Jeff Young on Thu 17 May 2012, 11:16 am

http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/Accident/detail/accidentid/504/



Even at 600ish, people have died on the Narrows.
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Post by Compton Boater on Thu 17 May 2012, 2:13 pm

Thanks for that report. What a bummer, just 29. It could definitely happen to anybody. SUP is good for practicing aggressive swimming. He may have hit his head thus the dazed look but who knows.

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Post by Jeff Young on Thu 17 May 2012, 2:57 pm

Speaking of the dazed look, Drew had a nasty swim at the Narrows Race two years ago, lost his crappy helmet on the first rock hit and then took a few hits sans helmet. He's one lucky fella to have come out as good as he did.
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