what up lvm,
ive been seeing a lot of great g-strokes on the site lately and thought i might throw one or two at you guys. just a little classic center grove tube action of me and a nice one of my buddy matt west gettin’ er done at hydro. photos courtesy of christine boush and scotty sarrels respectively. keep up the good work guys, looking forward to #33!
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This is the second and final installment of the Upper Creek adventure had by Toby MacDermott, Andrew Holcombe, Pat Keller, Will Lyons, Dustin Marquart, Nate Elliott, and John Grace. Seems like the river took this well rounded and highly decorated team of pro kayakers and gave them a proper spanking! Full coverage coming to LVM #33.
Here’s a little story about what happens when you get a late start on a sunny January day on an unknown creek. Toby MacDermott, John Grace, Pat Keller, Andrew Holcombe, Nate Elliott, Dustin Marquart, and Will Lyons took a little trip down Upper Creek near Linville Falls, NC and had a wholesome adventure. Here’s how it went, part 1.
This Monday Will Lyons, Toby MacDermott, Andrew Holcombe, Nate Elliott, Pat Keller, Dustin Marquart, and John Grace dropped in at the top of Upper Creek near Cold Springs, N.C. This was a run that John had been eyeing for some time with various stories of paddlers biting off little chunks here and there. With the combination of a big rain and a marginally willing group they put on the river some 2000 vertical feet above the takeout car. What ensued was the top to bottom exploration of quite possibly the high countries most rugged and steep navigable canyon. During the day a combination of a micro Linville, mixed with the Toxaway yielded countless drops and huge slides some well over 100 feet tall. This epic day resulted in only one paddler, Toby MacDermott, making it to the takeout with the rest of the crew abandoning boats and scrambling up canyon walls for three hours in the dark until reaching the road. Here are a couple of photos from early in the day and stay tuned as we report on the full story. Photos: Dustin Marquart
This just in from Darin McQuoid:
Baby it’s snowing like a mofo out here in Cali so get ready for this spring: Ryan Knight, Fantasy Falls day two.
Technical issues abound! Apologies for taking so long to publish some Green Race content but we have had a lot of technical problems. Here, in quicktime format until our vimeo account comes back online, we have a few minutes with Andrew “4:18″ Holcombe. We also had a glitch part way through so we will have more tomorrow. Great to see everyone this weekend! Also there are some missing bibs. We sent out an email and feel free to give us a call at (828)225-5895 if you still have your bib. Thanks.
We also have some Green Race T-Shirts left. Here are the office dogs showing them off.
Every year, a posse of wierdo’s from the Ocoee get together and go squirtboating. Part competition, part support group, these guys ride the bottom of the river. Here’s some shots from the editing room floor, a taste of what’s to come. See the rest of the river in upcoming LVM 32.