We had some embarrassing carnage today, and share it only in hopes that another unsuspecting group won't fall into the same predicament. One of our paddlers severely hurt his shoulder after an incident with wood in one of the first rapids of the gorge (determined later to be "go left or die"). We had beta that the Narrows was clean except for a small limb right before the last rapid ("hammer factor"), but our lead boater discovered otherwise when he was swept into and under the before-mentioned log. There is a clear sneak on the right, but if you run the entrance to the left (as we did), you may not be able to stop in time. Luckily the rest of us caught an eddy.
I'm sure this is common local knowledge, but future groups who prefer to do runs with little or no beta (as we do) risk having their lead boater tangle with this log. Brent was gracious enough to drink his bootie beer and share the story on our blog (adirondacksjack.blogspot.com/). Hopefully someone learns from his (our) mistake.
The rest of us will be back in their later this week for redemption - hope to see some of you there.
"We arrived at the put-in to find the parking lot locked, but fortunately there were some extra parking spots nearby." JoeMamasDrawers New
I bet you guy's purchased boats from pawn shop's and Walmart.You guy's need to quit boating. <NT> stomper New
Threadjack & learning session about apostrophes? They're a bitch, it's true, and you're 0 for 3. Let's get started.... <NT> farmschooler New
One correct example: The Adirondack region produces a few good paddlers. It's understood that its climate is unique... <NT> farmschooler New
And a second: Chris Roberts has been there, and so Chris Roberts' biography would indicate that's the case. <NT> farmschooler New
This completes our educational threadjacking. Thanks for everybody's attention. <NT> farmschooler New
From my turret, the apostrophe gun slowly turns.... It's aiming at you, pal....its scope a cylinder of truth itself... <NT> farmschooler New
After accidently running Woodall and sneaking the "sinks" you wanted to run the green? <NT> GyraMacs New
PLEASE STAY OUT OF THE SOUTH. IDIOTS LIKE YOUR GROUP GET KILLED AND MAKE US ALL LOOK BAD! Rockcop New
Being an "Adirondacks Boater" myself originally, I must say that I am embarrased that... crankee New
Hi Leland, we do have carnage, and it's all part of the fun. we have a solid crew that keeps each other safe... adirondacks.jack New
"We took our time soaking in the huge rapids that my boat has just done without me, and I can honestly say they look..." HabitatMapper New