Merced river kayaking on last day in may

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shipoopoi

Big Wall climber
oakland
Topic Author's Original Post - May 18, 2017 - 03:23pm PT
so, should be big this year. meet at red bud picnic area at ten am, and launch at 11, after shuttle and scouting. this a solid class four section for advanced boaters only, although there may be some room for beginners in a raft or cataraft. more timid boater are welcome to join us at the swinging bridge around 2:30pm. gage hole by 420, briceburg by 6pm.
if it is waaaaay big we may start lower at cedar lodge or south fork

special invites
mctwisty...no "i gotta work on my fa on fifi "excuse this time.
swilliam...can you come again with the cataraft
hj...i know its a long ways, but it will be so fun
i hope all the ladies from last year can make it, as well as robbie.
wish stanley could make it

May 31st, the wednesday after memorial day weekend
shipoopoi

Big Wall climber
oakland
Topic Author's Reply - May 19, 2017 - 08:29am PT
bump
HJ

climber
Bozeman, Montana
May 19, 2017 - 09:47am PT
I can't make it, but we've been having excellent boating on the Gallatin...should be a great year everywhere.
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
May 19, 2017 - 09:59am PT
Steve, if you are in South Bay Area this weekend, you would be welcome to join my kids and I heading down Arroyo Seco out of Soledad. Hiking/scrambling/tubing/swimming/cliff jumping- full day Sunday.

Class IV is too much for kids and me on Merced, and I won't be around then, or I would have loved to tag along.
bob

climber
May 19, 2017 - 12:41pm PT
Great run!! I haven't boated whitewater in a kayak since 2003 with Stanley. I think I'd be a fish out of water at this point. Have fun!

I don't have your number Steve!!!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
May 19, 2017 - 05:37pm PT
Not much of a boater, but digging the river stoke!
rincon

climber
Coarsegold
May 19, 2017 - 05:57pm PT
I'm not much of one either munge, anymore. But I'm in the market for a good used boat if anyone has one to sell. It's been about 20 years since I did that stretch of the Merced.
T H

Boulder climber
ne'erdowell
May 19, 2017 - 08:20pm PT
West Walker must be pretty gnarly about now too.
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
May 19, 2017 - 09:30pm PT
But I'm in the market for a good used boat if anyone has one to sell

I've been thinking of cutting one of mine loose.
But it'll be a bucket boat. I have a 14ft Avon Adventurer + 16ft Avon Pro.
Drop me a note if you're interested and I'll think more seriously about it.
Probably with a bunch of gear. You could pick up right where you left off...from 20 years ago:-)

Still overseas steve for the next 2 weeks otherwise I'd love to join the fun! Sounds like a good time
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 19, 2017 - 10:04pm PT
hey there say, shipoopoi... wow, have a great time! thanks for sharing!
rincon

climber
Coarsegold
May 19, 2017 - 10:26pm PT
Well thanks Delhi Dog, but I'm looking for a kayak. My last one was a Hydra Matador, so anything will be an upgrade compared to that dinosaur.
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
May 19, 2017 - 10:35pm PT
Ah, gotcha.
Lots to choose from these days.
I'm keeping my quiver of those:-)
Mark Force

Trad climber
Ashland, Oregon
May 20, 2017 - 08:33am PT
3,600cfs and going up!

Wish I could be there.

It's gonna be "holy shit" big!

Say hi to Ned and Corner Pocket for me.
shipoopoi

Big Wall climber
oakland
Topic Author's Reply - May 22, 2017 - 06:33pm PT
i hope this is not going to be like last year when no kayakers at all show up. c'mon people, there must be some decent boaters out there. ss
shipoopoi

Big Wall climber
oakland
Topic Author's Reply - May 25, 2017 - 08:47am PT
bump for an eddy partner
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
May 25, 2017 - 08:40pm PT
Have fun and watch out for the super knar......I myself am looking for an attempt at a stealth trip to forbidden area. Smiles, lynnie
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