Oct 12, 2008

Middle Kings V-V+ (P) [Days Three, Four and Five]




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7 comments:

Jacob said...

I spent my spring running a lot, and when kevin and I got to garnet dike. I too couldn't help but think... I am done kayaking for a while. It is an amazing adventure, but it is so much work. I would advise everyone to take 6, 7, even 8 days instead of a 5 day itinerary that we took. oh and spend a day in tehipite. It is definitely the highlight of a spring of my outdoors career. But damn it is the most amazing big,manky,terrifying, and tiring boat beating river I have ever run. I have never felt so close to death, and more aware of my limitations.

Thanks Darin for all your beta,

Jake Stoesz

To everyone reading this, IT IS HARD. Don't do it just cause you can run cherry. Do it because you love adventure, and being out there. Most rivers are more fun, this one is not fun...it is everything more serious.

yetigonecrazy said...

sick, sick, sick!! california is just too damn pretty.

is there a SF San Joaquin TR coming or is this it?

Darin said...

I'm pretty burned out right now, but the SF San Joaquin should be coming and up by Nov 4th. If not by then, maybe december.

Anonymous said...

bro your shot of Rolf skipping that huge slide is silly sweat, awesome work bro.

Anonymous said...

sick pics mate, really nice & crispy shots - better the boat than a head i guess :-) ride on

sierrapaul said...

Just wondering, does anyone ever boat the MF Kings ABOVE where you put in, or is it just too small and steep?

Darin said...

I'd imagine it would be too small. The first few miles are actually a little mankey...then the volume picks up and it smooths out. I am sure it is possible though, and there is a decent chance it has been done...but more hiking at that point, ugh!

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