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by mthillbilly
Tue May 23, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Wind Paddle Lost on NF Sun River, MT
Replies: 0
Views: 1383

Wind Paddle Lost on NF Sun River, MT

Yellow wind paddle lost in whitewater section above Gibson Reservoir. Last seen wrapped around a boulder underwater.
by mthillbilly
Tue May 23, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Emergencies and Accident Reports
Topic: North Fork Sun River, MT, USA
Replies: 0
Views: 2076

North Fork Sun River, MT, USA

Floated on 5/21/17. Whitewater section was attempted by myself and brother-in-law. We flipped within the 1st few waves. Water was running at 960 cfs and class V. We came close to drowning in the turbulent water. His paddle was snapped in half and one of the drops forced me down so hard on the river ...
by mthillbilly
Tue May 23, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Montana
Topic: NF Sun River, Bob Marshall Wilderness
Replies: 18
Views: 12510

Re: NF Sun River, Bob Marshall Wilderness

Just did the NF again at 960 cfs. Two of us took the whitewater section at the bottom with disastrous results. I ran it last year alone at 800 cfs and luckily made it through without dumping but was not as fortunate this year. We both lost it at the beginning of the narrow section. No room to stop a...
by mthillbilly
Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Montana
Topic: Bob Marshall Wilderness
Replies: 5
Views: 7093

Re: Bob Marshall Wilderness

Sweet. Did almost the same trip but started on NF Sun, went over Larch Hill and pulled out @ Spotted Bear. We started out on 6/27... Just missed ya. One of these days I will meet up with fellow packrafters in the wilderness... Rock Creek looked floatable when we hiked up to Larch Hill. Too many logj...
by mthillbilly
Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Montana
Topic: Teton River, MT
Replies: 0
Views: 2172

Teton River, MT

The Teton is a great packraft with oppoutunties to bike raft or make a few days of it. Small Class I river with not a lot of action, but scenic and fun. Did a half day float on July 30th and flows were fine. A little low but never got hung up. Probably not floatable this time of year on average. We ...
by mthillbilly
Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: Montana
Topic: NF Sun River, Bob Marshall Wilderness
Replies: 18
Views: 12510

Re: NF Sun River, Bob Marshall Wilderness

Don't know about the SF, didn't get a chance to hit it like I planned. The NF should be floatable then, depending on how far upstream your planning on putting in. I am planning on another trip down it sometime in September.
by mthillbilly
Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Montana
Topic: NF Sun River, Bob Marshall Wilderness
Replies: 18
Views: 12510

Re: NF Sun River, Bob Marshall Wilderness

Going to do the SF this weekend... Sounds like a cool trip ALarson. Which drainage did you take off Prarie Reef to get to the WF? Could you go further up the WF, and how long was your float to the confluence? Forrest, Is the whitewater at the bottom of the SF as big as the NF? Is it a canyon like th...
by mthillbilly
Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Montana
Topic: NF Sun River, Bob Marshall Wilderness
Replies: 18
Views: 12510

Re: NF Sun River, Bob Marshall Wilderness

Not sure how it compares to Meadow Creek... unfortunatly I have yet to do the SF Flathead. I am assuming that I saw it on your video post and I would say what I saw was gnarlier than that. But again the NF Sun was still really high so it could be very similar when it drops. Got a helmet cam now so o...
by mthillbilly
Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Design & Do-It-Yourself
Topic: Any ideas about the ultimate tarp and bug protection
Replies: 9
Views: 7546

Re: Any ideas about the ultimate tarp and bug protection

Sorry no pics... but yes a regular cheap tarp, only black. The funny thing is I have yet to see them for sale anywhere...
by mthillbilly
Sat Jul 16, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Design & Do-It-Yourself
Topic: Any ideas about the ultimate tarp and bug protection
Replies: 9
Views: 7546

Re: Any ideas about the ultimate tarp and bug protection

Beleive it or not... Last year on a sea kayak trip in Prince William Sound the kayak rental guy asked "Do you have any black tarps for bugs?" Of course we didn't know what he was talking about. He went on to say that the black tarp would deter bugs and we could sit, cook ,and relax under it without ...
by mthillbilly
Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: Montana
Topic: Glacier National Park
Replies: 13
Views: 14961

Re: Glacier National Park

Dave, Do you have any knowledge of the Two Medicine River or Badger Creek? Most of it is on the Reservation, but starts in Glacier. Looks like an awesome & wild river every time I cross it on 89. Also wondering if you need anything special to float on the Res. Do they have the same stream access law...
by mthillbilly
Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Montana
Topic: NF Sun River, Bob Marshall Wilderness
Replies: 18
Views: 12510

NF Sun River, Bob Marshall Wilderness

Just got done with this trip on July 10th. Went into the Bob over Route Creek Pass and jumped on the river at the bottom of the trail (had to bushwack about 1 mile). From this point the float is about 25 miles including the resevoir. Not sure if this could be done that far north on a normal year but...