Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Memorial Weekend

The long weekend was kicked off with a plane flight with my dad. During this flight I saw 2 of the most amazing first D's I have ever seen. A 60+ footer with a cool entrance only an hour from Bozeman,
and a gorge that starts off with a few stout rapids then off a 50+ footer in to a 1 1/2 mile gorge of class 5 Montucky gnar gnar. South of BMT north of U&ME who knows the exact locations???
The next day my little brother Nate took off for some Idaho huckin'. Nate and my hommie Erik went down and met up with Davis a local Idaho ripper to run the Portneuf river in southern part of the state. What they got out of it was 15, 10, and 5 footers along with assorted slides and rapids.

The river runs stright through the town of Lava hot springs making the best combo of kayaking in cold water and lounging in hot water there is.

That same Friday Ian and I went to check out the 60+ footer close to Radersburg MT. After a drive through some quality mountain scenery we came to the trail head. A 3.5 mile hike on a trail, how hard could it be? Well we got lost, ran it to a mouse and its baby, went up and down the same hill 4 times, and finally found out that our short cut was the exact opposite, before finding the waterfall. It was just what we
were looking for a perfect 55-60 footer with the best rolling lip you could imagine. A good 4+ entrance and a big pool at the bottom. There was one tiny problem, a ledge came in to the falls 10 feet from the pool and made it unrunnable, dam shut down again. You tell me if you'd give her.

The next adventure for the Garcia brothers was some real covert operation red alert secret mission low down stuff. I can't tell you about it or I would have to kill you. All I can say is that there was a clean 70, 25, 20, 30, 15, and 20 on it but the weather stalled us for another weekend. So we called the weekend good and did a celebration run on Hyalite creek with our good buddies Jon and Cam.
But we weary the next update could shock and ahhw anyone who set their eyes on it. Later hope you like the pics E.G.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Playing Bozeman

With my return to Bozeman came the hot weather. It was 80 to 90 degrees for 5 days stright. The massive snow pack the mountains around Bozeman recieved months ago started to melt. The Yellowstone rose 4000 cfs dayily while the Gally rose 600 to 700 a night. With in 4 days the river were brown and flooded. Springdale a wave that
comes in at 18000 cfs or higher was in along with the diversion dam wave on the Gally that comes in above 4500. Both these wave are amazing, any wave moves are possible on either of these features, and they are my favorite playspots in the Bozeman area. After my weekend full of Blunts, Helixes, Pan Ams, and any other crazy things I came up with I am now ready for the steep and tecnical creekin of the Rockies. Enjoy the pics. Big Timber and other Montana classic updates coming soon. Later E.G.

Return to Montana

On my return to Montana I had to finish school, win a rodeo, and watch all my friends graduate. All of those were completed. At the best in the west I won the jonior group and Tyler Bratt won the infamous 1st prize of the men. The WCKA graduation went smoothly and I passed all my classes. After a weekend of Drama and parties I headed back the my home town of Bozeman ready for some quality Montucky huckin'.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006


After our epic down GG I was ready for some roadside sick creekin'. There was only one place to go Oregon. I spent a week and a half running all the classics. Little white, Green Truss, Wind, and many more. While I was there I competed in the Oregon Cup. In the end I won both the Canyon creek race and Bob's hole rodeo, making me the O-cup Champ. Through out the whole time the classic Little white salmon is still my favorite river in that area. Can't wait to go back next year. peace E.G.