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Archive for May, 2009
As we continue the Demshitz Teaser Pleaser Week, we bring you to the Pacific Northwest. Join the Demshitz as they hit up Lewis River, Ohanapechosh River, Silver Falls, Skooum Creek, Rock Creek, Eagle Creek, the Salmons and more. For the full segment, check out “Demshitz-The Movie” available now.
We are back again to bring you day 3 of the Demshitz Teaser Pleaser Week and today we bring you Chile. Join the Demshitz as they explore the beautiful rivers of Futaleufu, Chile and Patagonia. Check out all the rivers on “Demshitz the Movie”. Available Now.
For the 2 day of the Demshitz Teaser Pleaser Week, we bring you a little taste of what the movie is all about. In “Demshitz-The Movie” the Demshitz will take you to some epic waters in Chile, Argentina, Colorado, California and the Pacific Northwest; which include, 1st descents and never been seen footage of some sout rivers.
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Follow along during the Demshitz Teaser Pleaser Week. Today, we give you a clip of the Manso Gorge in Argentina, where Evan Garcia, Ian Garcia, and Jared Seiler complete a 1st decent on the river. The run starts off with a 40 footer and just keeps getting better. Rio Manso is “Hucksters Paradise”!
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After a few days of fun on the Embudo, we cruised north to Taos to check out the Upper Box at good flow. We found a beautiful basalt gorge with around 2,500cfs raging through it. She took some names (Will and Rob) but for the most part was big waves and clean lines. Mark Miller really came into his own that day, leading the troops into battle. Ryan Howe, a Colorado boy, showed us down and did some gettin’ down too. Here’s some action:
Last wednesday, Nate Elliott, Mark Miller, Rob Hurst and I loaded up Grace’s brand new truck and hit the road. After rigging some bomber racks onto the truck and figuring out how to squeeze 5 people’s gear, a pa system, jumbotron, and hundred or so DVD’s into the truck we were ready to go kayaking.
Our destination was the Rio Embudo, which we knew little about other than Atom Crawford was hosting a race and party there and it was supposed to be a killer run. 25 Hours later we found Atom’s place at the takeout, just in time to tag along with a group down the river.
The Embudo is 6-7 miles of continuous, tight class V in a beautiful granite gorge in the middle of nowhere. If that’s your game, be sure to check it out sometime. Big waves, holes, and curlers keep you booking down the gorge at a steady pace.
The river picks up pace as you continue downstream finishing in a small gorge with some sturdy rapids.
Saturday, Atom and some other local boaters organized the first ever, unofficial, annual Embudo Team Race. 3 people had to race as a team down the river, first team to the bottom wins. High water reduced the field to two teams. Tons of spectators hiked in to catch a piece of the action in the crux of the run, a rapid called Slots of Fun. Fun it was. The crowds were delighted with lines both smooth and terrifying all day.
Evan Ross, Tim Kelton, and Rolf Kelly from the first team pulled away with the win and some nice lines through the slots, both fast and slow. Tim displayed his more reckless side, but Rolf was by his side to keep an eye on him. On a side note, Rolf stepped up to race after fighting a bout of food poisoning all night but managed to vomit only once in the race. Props to the second team as well, Oliver Deschler, Kyle McKutchon, and Luke Pennington worked hard but didn’t quite come through fast enough. Here are some more pictures:
That evening, Atom hosted a great party complete with raffle, awards, and jumbotron screening of the day’s action. More on that later, we’re going kayaking…
Photos: Rob Hurst