April 4-20 Afghani Gold, Last Day to Submit
Today is the last day for submissions…get to work. Now gold.
First we have a golden shower submitted by Ryan Allen.
Here is a old photo of my golden stroke taken by Brent Meadows (photo 103)
and also a newer photo of a subterrainian gc photo taken by Nick Murphy
one more of Jeremy Pou golden stroking this first D.
You may say why has noone run this little 8′ drop before? It is due to most of the water then drops 25′ into an underground jumble of rocks with only a sliver of water leading into the next drop ( which has been run) that goes into a sweet boof to slide.
Now for a little Gold outside of the lower 48.
Here’s a set from a few places I’ve been recently.
first photo (file name ‘dan’) is Dan Dixon paddling his Pirouette on the Piatua river in Ecuador
second one (Diego) is Diego Robles also on the Piatua
Third we have JD Batove on the Upper Willow in Alaska doing a race for daylight run, we took off the river around midnight.
Last is Zach Stipe on the put-in falls of the Hollin river in Ecuador, a 2 day class IV remote jungle run.
Next a pile of photos by Mark Taylor. Gold.
I really want to stop having to borrow paddles so I’m gonna just keep sending them your way. First sequence is me dropping Big Boy. Next up is Josh Wall firing through mortal combat. Second sequence is what happens when you catch an edge trying to wheel groove tube. I would call it a golden-brown stroke because you’re like “oh crap but then something cool comes out of a mistake and you don’t eat rocks at the bottom. Not intentional but cool nonetheless. Both photo sequences by Josh Wall and Mortal Combat by me.
Once again we will finish with a little video. Not sure if this has anything to do with golden stroking, but enjoy none the less. Thanks Weaver for the video and until tomorrow happy 4-20.