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White Salmon  (3 - Green Truss Bridge to BZ Corners)   Class V   Min 2.25 ft    |    Max 3.75 ft  
Trip Leader : Hans
Contact # : 1-800-Boof-on-U
Meeting Time : 3/5/2011 10:30:00 AM
Meeting Place : BZ Corners (takeout for Truss)
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  Quote Fish Replybullet Topic: Green Truss Rafting Party Discussion Thread
    Posted: 08 Feb 2011 at 12:53pm

This is the Green Truss Rafting Party discussion thread. Please post any questions below.

Remember the actual Trip Details are located on the Green Truss Rafting Party | Trip Page

 Green Truss Raft paddle- all crafts are welcome to join though

Meeting @ BZ Falls 11am

 
Following the paddle there will be a bring your own meat BBQ!

At 9:00pm the will be a special presentation of "Wild Water" at Everybody's Brewing presented by Brian Ward along with a sneak peak of Ryan Scott's new movie Northwest Video Scrapbook #9.We are also hoping to have a quick edit of the days action to show along with the film

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  Quote 1150lbsofaire Replybullet Posted: 08 Feb 2011 at 2:30pm
thanks buddy!lets shot for a finish time of 2:00 am though
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  Quote jP Replybullet Posted: 08 Feb 2011 at 2:44pm
Hmmm-
not to be critical at all- but if 2pm is our target time to get off da water, maybe we ought to bump the meet time forward to 10:30. Just a suggestion...
 
cuz last saturday there was a whole "gaggle" of kayaks and their assorted owners in the BZ T.O. zone, and the whole "herding cats" phoenomenon ensued.
 
This was awesome, BTW- seeing upwards of 30 peeps show for Farmlands or Truss or both!
 
Just something to think about, guys- since this "party" will require more organization than a normal trip, despite the fact that some of us will be travelling RATHER FAST downstream.
 
I will either be in a hardshell to set safety for multi-person inflatable craft, or I will be paddling as fast as possible in such an inflatable craft--
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  Quote jP Replybullet Posted: 08 Feb 2011 at 2:44pm
(Lookin 4ward 2 it @ any rate)
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  Quote franzhorner Replybullet Posted: 08 Feb 2011 at 2:57pm
Who wants to paddle in a boat with me??  I am looking forward to this!!  Awe Yeah!!!!!
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  Quote 1150lbsofaire Replybullet Posted: 08 Feb 2011 at 3:15pm
2am not pm JP- should be about the time they kick us out of Everybody's and we walk over to your house

franz- if its getting close and you haven't found anyone let me know and id be happy to paddle with ya for sure
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  Quote Tobin Replybullet Posted: 08 Feb 2011 at 4:24pm
Originally posted by franzhorner

Who wants to paddle in a boat with me?? I am looking forward to this!! Awe Yeah!!!!!

I'll paddle with ya Horner! We use one of those funny single sided paddles right?

Seriously - I am game.

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  Quote James Replybullet Posted: 08 Feb 2011 at 5:39pm
I am fairly certain that I will be there with my raft and kayak too! Not 100% yet but approaching it. 
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  Quote Tobin Replybullet Posted: 08 Feb 2011 at 8:05pm
Carpool James?
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  Quote franzhorner Replybullet Posted: 09 Feb 2011 at 8:30am
Cool!  Looks like I'll have no problem having a partner!
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  Quote 1150lbsofaire Replybullet Posted: 09 Feb 2011 at 8:53am
james if you make it down you wont even have to bring your own meat ill have some for ya
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  Quote dave Replybullet Posted: 09 Feb 2011 at 6:37pm
Leif wants to carpool down and I may join him. I am still not 100% sure though as I may already be in Oregon working.
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  Quote James Replybullet Posted: 09 Feb 2011 at 7:02pm
Originally posted by 1150lbsofaire

james if you make it down you wont even have to bring your own meat ill have some for ya


MmmMm I think the hoody mcriver is calling mi nombre!
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  Quote James Replybullet Posted: 17 Feb 2011 at 1:03pm
I am still checking my schedule to see if I can make it. In the meantime I thought I would call the trip leader at the phone number above but all I got was a really nasty recording, something about Wild One on One adventures...

Could someone make sure I did not mis-dial that phone number? 1-800-boofonu

I mean I thought this was a group trip not a one on one nasty adventure.
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  Quote 1150lbsofaire Replybullet Posted: 17 Feb 2011 at 1:25pm
try 5zero948zerozero481< that other number is fishs side job
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  Quote 1150lbsofaire Replybullet Posted: 24 Feb 2011 at 1:55pm
so my slacker ass didnt get back in touch with everbodys in time and they dropped us for a band. the good news is we r going to play it on the side of toms van by a fire in the woods like all grass root paddles should be.

other then that people r getting stoked and the level should be between 3 and 3.5 which is the money level for a raft, also we should have plenty of room if the weather   gos to crap
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  Quote WA-Boater Replybullet Posted: 25 Feb 2011 at 5:32pm
Hans, you know the level on the Little White?

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  Quote 1150lbsofaire Replybullet Posted: 25 Feb 2011 at 5:47pm
3.3 this morning.
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  Quote PanchosPigTaxi Replybullet Posted: 25 Feb 2011 at 11:02pm
So I'm considering heading down (from Tacoma) for this shindig. I'm just looking for some opinions. I've never rafted class V stuff however I have rafted a lot, and I'm not a class V kayaker either. It looks like some rapids can be portaged, but is this a good river to take the step up for class V rafting? Especially considering the large group? I know that this has to be a personal decision, but I know that some rivers are better than others to be introduced to class V.
Either way I imagine I'll be heading down because I there will be some boating even on the easier sections.
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  Quote James Replybullet Posted: 26 Feb 2011 at 3:32pm
I'm Out. 

I was just reminded next weekend is my Birthing Classes and although from what I have been told I'm not doing most of the work I don't need to be sham'n out on the duties this early. Have fun guys ! Look forward to hearing about the action afterwards.
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  Quote McCain Replybullet Posted: 27 Feb 2011 at 4:25pm
It is up to you and a decision you need to make but if you can hop in with someone who is a good rafter and knows the run fairly well you should be alright. We have taken a couple people down in a raft who had almost no experience (one had done the deschutes a couple of times and one had one or two trips on the upper kalamath) and the trips went without incidence. I would call this a good river to raft as the lines are pretty wide open and Big bro and BZ can be portaged without too much problems. The zigs are probably the hardest rapids to raft. We have rafted the section probably 25+ times now but I will say I remember I was scared sh*tless the first time down. Hope this helps
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  Quote McCain Replybullet Posted: 27 Feb 2011 at 7:37pm
PanchosPigTaxi
also forgot about double drop. Usually this one goes smooth but once in a while gets a little hairy in a raft. The trick is to paddle hard off the top and make sure you hold onto something tight in the raft as when you hit the first hole the raft fills with water making it nearly impossible to flip and as long as you are holding onto something tight you will come out in the raft regardless of what happens going through!
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  Quote Fish Replybullet Posted: 27 Feb 2011 at 7:54pm
This is a great opportunity to run the Truss with locals and Truss veterans.   I urge everyone who has the skills and motivation to come out and join the party!  
 
Bring your raft, we'll pair ya up with a local and show ya the lines!
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  Quote 1150lbsofaire Replybullet Posted: 28 Feb 2011 at 11:27am
the truss is a great introduction to harder rafting, out side of big bro and BZ its probably more in the 4+ range.

I hope you make the trip panchos
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  Quote PanchosPigTaxi Replybullet Posted: 28 Feb 2011 at 4:46pm

Thanks everyone for the information. I'm trying to get a raft from a friend, but either way I'll be there. I'm liz's brother and she told me this should be a load of fun.

 I plan on driving down friday to kayak the BZ corner to Northwestern lake section - anyone else want to come? or else I'll just try and find some people at the put-in.  Then I'll raft on Saturday, and I'd like to be teamed up with someone who knows the stretch.
 
Anyone else going to be camping friday night too?  Also I'd be willing to carpool, I'm heading down from Puyallup/Tacoma on friday and coming back Saturday night or sunday morning.
 
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