Trip Coordinator Name(s): Les Horvath

Date of Trip: May 13, 2023

River Reach: Longview to Hogg Park

River Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Water Level: Medium

# of Adults: 15

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Nice 23-degree sunny day with a few clouds. Water flow was at 26 cms, clear water and ClassII/III. Seen many eagles and nests. Had four tandem canoes, four solo canoes and three kayaks. Meet up was at 9:15 and left on schedule to the put-in at 9:30, the shuttle left at 10 a.m. to the take-out returned at 10:30 and on the river at 11:15. Two vehicles brought back eight drivers to the put in from the take-out to start the trip. At the end of the trip two vehicles brought back two drivers to the put in with all their gear loaded. The water level was very good and many nice surfing sections and wave trains with rock dodging to do. Gradual gradient with big waves up to Class III at times. Had lunch at noon back on river at 12:30, and ending the trip at 4:00 p.m. There was one only incident to be logged regarding a tandem canoe - see Incident Report! A very good group of skilled paddlers and some on this reach for the first time said they loved it and couldn't believe they had been missing out on this exciting river with many features. After the lunch break just upstream of the broken ledge we stopped and scouted it and set up with participants downstream on the ready with throw bags. One tandem team successfully ran the ledge and rapids below and two solo canoe and kayak did the same. The rest of the group paddled river right in kayaks through a boney shallow section and two other tandems crossed from river right over large rocks dividing the mainstream from the shallower section and then put in and ran the lower section catching an exciting wave train of Class II haystack waves. Everyone was having fun and enjoying themselves on the first-Class II trip on the schedule.

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