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On the Spectrum

Posted Jul 23 2013 11:39am
Ox and Timber likely started the the most recent explosion of big water rafting, a shock heard around the world with their decent of the Lewis River waterfalls 5 years ago. Dan McCain was in the audience at the film premiere of a video edited by Jacob Cruser.  Stunt Man approached Timber exclaiming "I want to do that"! He certainly has...

Ox and Timber likely started the the most recent explosion of big water rafting, a shock heard around the world with their decent of the Lewis River waterfalls 5 years ago. Dan McCain was in the audience at the film premiere of a video edited by Jacob Cruser. Stunt Man approached Timber exclaiming “I want to do that”! He certainly has…

 

In a span of 5 days ORT assisted in taking the President of American Rivers down the Sandy River in an effort to support their conservation work then took off down the waterfalls of the Upper Upper Cispus River. We are predictable in that we will be on a river somehow and somewhere. However, our set of values can vary infinitely within the river continuum.

 

Big words from big brains from people with big hearts.

Big words from big brains from people with big hearts.

 

Historically much has done to keep the Upper Sandy from meandering outside if it's "designated" stream bed.

Historically much has done to keep the Upper Sandy from meandering outside if it’s “designated” stream bed.

 

Students, scientists, psychologists, attorneys...all paddlers in the spectrum of our conservation rainbow.

Students, scientists, psychologists, attorneys…all paddlers in the spectrum of our conservation rainbow.

 

Timber and Kenny Kiley were the first boaters to probe the Sandy Gorge 6 years ago ago shown here passing Marmot Dam debris.
Timber and Kenny Kiley were the first boaters to probe the Sandy Gorge 6 years ago ago shown here passing Marmot Dam debris.

 

First to last. The Sandy River spectrum will continue to change. We must keep fighting. One is only as good as their last performance.   A few days later we arrived at the Ohanepecosh River. The continuum continued.

 

Glory on the Ohane.

Glory on the Ohane.

 

 

Scott Gerber makes a successful return to the Ohane after getting chopped up at Butcher's Block last summer.

Scott Gerber makes a successful return to the Ohane after getting chopped up at Butcher’s Block last summer.

 

The Cispus at Randle was hovering around 700cfs, time to get some on the Upper Upper.

The Athlete and Stunt Man broke ranks from ORT years ago, and were glad they did. Crazy bastards:) Our kind of boaters!

The Athlete and Stunt Man broke ranks from ORT years ago, and were glad they did. Crazy bastards:) Our kind of boaters!

 

The "good ole boys". Year 8 and going strong.

The “good ole boys”. Year 8 and going strong.

 

Untitled from Tim Brink on Vimeo .

 

Prior to this drop Dan talked us into running Split Drop on the left without a scout. Yee haw baby.

Prior to this drop Dan talked us into running Split Drop on the left without a scout. Yee haw baby.

 

Split and Island Drops were clean, both super fun on the left. That weird slot rapid somehow kicked out butt yet swimming is part of rafting.

Ox ponders the hole which guards the entrance to the eddy just feet above Big Behemoth.

Ox ponders the hole which guards the entrance to the eddy just feet above Big Behemoth.

 

We wanted a picture of the big daddy which meant we would have to run it without safety and catch the eddy near the lip without having done so prior. To make it even more exciting we broached on the second to last ledge, ran it backwards, yet still managed to squeeze into the eddy next to Dan and Jeff.

 

Hanging on in the eddy above the blind 30 footer. Bruce, "I don't know how I let you talk me into this @#*%" !

Hanging on in the eddy above the blind 30 footer. Bruce, “I don’t know how I let you talk me into this @#*%” !

 

Everything you want in life is just outside your comfort zone.

 

Everything you want in life is just outside your comfort zone.

 

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We have been through a lot together in just 8 years.

We have been through a lot together in just 8 years.

 

Our set of values can vary infinitely within the river continuum. The river is a constant.

A sanctuary of spirit and grace.

Timber

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