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#1 Nov-02-19 8:59AM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 13087

Yakin' at Great Falls

Kayakers take on the Class 5-plus rapids that drop more than 50 feet in one-tenth of a mile.  yikes

https://i.imgur.com/R8Aciw3.jpg

This was when the river was at its lowest. When it's raging, you don't see all of those rocks!


Time to go fishin' again!

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#2 Nov-02-19 9:21AM

drxfish
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From: Sterling
Registered: Jan-04-14
Posts: 1501

Re: Yakin' at Great Falls

Crazy!  I had a friend in high school who used to do it.  Beautiful picture.


Always wishin' I was fishin'

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#3 Nov-02-19 2:07PM

Curly
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Registered: Mar-15-10
Posts: 4963

Re: Yakin' at Great Falls

Wasn’t all that long ago that one of those guys got sucked into a hydraulic and never came up until the spring


Hell or High Water...........I'm Fishin!!   big_smile

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#4 Nov-03-19 11:25AM

hookup
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Registered: Jan-31-12
Posts: 1075

Re: Yakin' at Great Falls

I use to play below the falls in a Perception Piroette - but that was when I was allot younger and stupid

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#5 Nov-04-19 8:16AM

Junger
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From: Potomac, MD
Registered: Aug-14-17
Posts: 401

Re: Yakin' at Great Falls

The falls are beautiful, but after rafting the Gauley River, I'll never do any of that stuff again. I fell out of the raft a couple times, and it's scary as @%%%%%. Here's me after falling out at Sweets Falls, I'm the guy in the yellow helmet, the raft guide fell out too, he's in the red helmet. He's tell the guys in the raft to just paddle right because there's a huge rock coming. Me and him had to swim hard to the right to avoid getting swept into the current and getting pinned against the rock.

https://i.imgur.com/DhlZO1l.jpg

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#6 Nov-04-19 9:00AM

drxfish
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From: Sterling
Registered: Jan-04-14
Posts: 1501

Re: Yakin' at Great Falls

That is scary.


Always wishin' I was fishin'

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#7 Nov-04-19 9:36AM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
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Re: Yakin' at Great Falls

I rafted the Yough once with some friends. The skinny one popped out of the raft and went into a hydraulic. I remember grabbing his arm and pulling him back in the raft.

Never again is right!


Time to go fishin' again!

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#8 Nov-05-19 5:02AM

hookup
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Registered: Jan-31-12
Posts: 1075

Re: Yakin' at Great Falls

I've done some crazy fishing in my pontoon boat - felt pretty much in control the whole time

Never fell off the toon, but did have some hydraulics that were challenging.  One time I was completely underwater after running a rapid and hitting the haystack - but the toon just popped up and off I went.  Got real wet! - and it was mid-April. 

Good thing about a pontoon boat is you can fish the flat water holes between the rapids - pretty much virgin waters

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