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by eastcoastice
Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Bird Creek
Replies: 16
Views: 8142

Re: Bird Creek

For those planning on checking out Bird Creek, last weekends deluge of rain washed out the log that we use to get across Penguin Creek. We just put our drysuits on to get across the creek, but the flows were larger than last week's run. I think you can use the 4-wheeler trails to cross on the bridge...
by eastcoastice
Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Echo Bend, Eagle River
Replies: 23
Views: 22659

Re: Echo Bend, Eagle River

Paddling Regression wrote:Echo Bend has been pretty sweet.
Echo Bend is back! Floated yesterday afternoon, and it was a bit more pushy at 591 cfs (3.81' on the gauge). But once it comes down to the 3.5' range, it'll be on. :)
by eastcoastice
Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Ironman packraft-a-thon
Replies: 4
Views: 1773

Re: Ironman packraft-a-thon

The Wilderness Classic comes to mind...
by eastcoastice
Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:40 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: South Fork of Eagle River
Replies: 68
Views: 32446

Re: South Fork of Eagle River

I floated the entire section of the SoFo from the upper bridge to the take out at Hiland Road. The lower section from S. Creek to Hiland has a minor bit of wood, but it is navigable. It is a much steeper drop/mile than the middle segment. The rapids are continuous, with difficult micro-eddy's. The l...
by eastcoastice
Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:08 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: South Fork of Eagle River
Replies: 68
Views: 32446

Re: South Fork of Eagle River

I floated the South Fork last night, from the bridge just below Hanging Valley to the bridge at South Creek Road. Water levels were sufficient for a fun and awesome run! A little scraping here and there, but nothing other than expected for some SoFo style butt-boating. A couple of things to be aware...
by eastcoastice
Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:38 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Campground Rapids, ER
Replies: 6
Views: 2534

Re: Campground Rapids, ER

It seems that now that the Eagle River gauge has been fixed, that it is miscalibrated. Water levels for the evening of 6/23 showed around 950 cfs, but it was pretty pushy and juicy in the campgrounds....say more like 1200 cfs? Anyone have any historical experience of different gauge calibrations for...
by eastcoastice
Sat Oct 24, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Bird Creek
Replies: 16
Views: 8142

Re: Bird Creek

Anybody interested in Bird Creek tomorrow (10/25). We need 1 more to add to our group. PM me if you want to check it out...
by eastcoastice
Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Bird Creek
Replies: 16
Views: 8142

Re: Bird Creek

I took JD's advice and headed down to Bird Creek for some "packlapping".

Check it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c-viBH10p4

Disclaimer: no "Bird" cliche's attached.
by eastcoastice
Sun Oct 04, 2009 6:43 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Six Mile
Replies: 15
Views: 7843

Re: Six Mile

I believe this wood is river right, just after "The Slot". Easily avoidable to river left. The other one is on the river right side of "Sheet Metal Drop". You can go under the log in a packraft. We had 3/6 swim the first canyon. "Wall Slammer" after "The Waterfall" is just that, watch out!
by eastcoastice
Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Lion's Head, Matanuska River
Replies: 11
Views: 7308

Re: Lion's Head, Matanuska River

Thanks, that makes more sense.
I think we are going to run LH this weekend.
by eastcoastice
Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:20 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Lion's Head, Matanuska River
Replies: 11
Views: 7308

Re: Lion's Head, Matanuska River

The water level reads 7.15 feet, what water level is this considered (low/med/high)? And what would be optimum to run LH in a packraft? Thx.
by eastcoastice
Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: Late August Packraft Rescue Training
Replies: 5
Views: 2061

Re: Late August Packraft Rescue Training

I talked to Scott last night. He is trying to get another course hooked up for 29, 30, 31 Aug, 01 Sep; the 4 day from Sat to Tue. Email/call him if interested so we can get another course locked in.
by eastcoastice
Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: Packraft Rescue Training
Replies: 30
Views: 21504

Re: Packraft Rescue Training

Scott made a mistake on the dates. Its a Saturday through Tuesday, 29,30, 31 Aug and 01 Sep. He is trying to get some more people who are interested to fill up another course. The 21-24 Aug and Labor Day weekend courses are filled up.