Eagle River Campground Rapid at High Flow

The south side of the Alaska Range, the Talkeetnas, the Chugach mountains, the Kenai Peninsula and the Wrangells
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maprice
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Eagle River Campground Rapid at High Flow

Post by maprice » Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:04 am

Eagle River was at 5.97 feet (3,400 cfs) when I shot this video on July 22, 2012. Later that day it rose a bit more. This is a virtual scout of campground rapid. There were many logs moving on the river all day.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8G68Cp8Bcac&feature=plcp

Gitzoak
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Re: Eagle River Campground Rapid at High Flow

Post by Gitzoak » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:05 pm

Thanks for Posting Mary.

arisjunior
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Re: Eagle River Campground Rapid at High Flow

Post by arisjunior » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:59 am

This is a link to rescue photos at CGR on the adn site.

http://www.adn.com/2012/09/16/2627522/k ... large_view

johnz1967
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Re: Eagle River Campground Rapid at High Flow

Post by johnz1967 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:01 am

Hats off. Simply amazing photos and I doubt they do justice to reality. These guys ever in the same bar as me they can keep their wallets in back pockets. Hope the kayaker ok and gets back on the horse.

dirtysteev
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Re: Eagle River Campground Rapid at High Flow

Post by dirtysteev » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:13 pm

Those pictures are amazing, an harrowing. Well done AFD, that looks like it could have had a very different outcome if not handled properly.

Jschu
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Re: Eagle River Campground Rapid at High Flow

Post by Jschu » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:44 am

Thanks for posting. Great photos & phenomenal rescue work. The photo with the strainer breaking loose, the chainsaw screaming, the raft struggling against the current, and the kayaker popping out is unforgettable.

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